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Central Park’s North Woods

New York, NY

overcast 72 °F

There was a nice flurry of bird activity during a walk with my mom through the North Woods of Central Park — she came to visit for a weekend! The North Woods are landscaped like the Adirondacks with beautiful water features and huge trees; all fallen trees and shrubs are left untouched which in turn is a great attraction for birds (and raccoons!).

In the lagoon on the north end of the park, this GADWALL was a great surprise, swimming with the much more common MALLARDS. I have also been keeping my eye out for American Black Ducks which frequent Central Park, but to no avail as of yet.

Pretty manmade waterfalls in the ravine of the North Woods:

This BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was the most obliging bird of the day:

This female MAGNOLIA WARBLER was also great:

Red-eared Slider, nice!

This female-type AMERICAN REDSTART was also a cool addition to our day:

Bird-of-the-day to the unexpected Gadwall, with runner-up to the sweet Black-and-White Warbler! Stay tuned because mom and I will be birding Central Park again tomorrow morning!

Good birding,
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Posted by skwclar 18:17 Archived in USA

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Nice Henry! Beautiful gadwall shot too. Can’t wait for the next one. Hi to your mom.

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