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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.
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Pretty manmade waterfalls in the ravine of the North Woods:
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This BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was the most obliging bird of the day:
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This female MAGNOLIA WARBLER was also great:
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Red-eared Slider, nice!
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This female-type AMERICAN REDSTART was also a cool addition to our day:
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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,
Henry
World Life List: 953 Species

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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