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Woodlawn Cemetery

Bronx, NY

semi-overcast 58 °F

Today, between a voice lesson and a piano gig, I birded Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx and found a very fun variety of (mainly passerine) migrants.

EASTERN PHOEBE atop a lion:
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Closer look at the bird:
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It was an ominous place to bird considering it’s just three days before Halloween, but it was beautiful and refreshingly quiet compared to the craziness of Manhattan.
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This PALM WARBLER posed oh so nicely for me just a couple of feet away, allowing for these close-ups:
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Beautiful fall foliage:
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RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH:
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HERMIT THRUSH:
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YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER:
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DARK-EYED JUNCO:
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RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER:
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RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET:
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GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS:
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TUFTED TITMOUSE:
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When this MERLIN falcon flew into the vicinity, all of the songbirds like the above kinglets dispersed and the area fell dead silent. Very cool to observe.
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Bird-of-the-day to the photogenic Palm Warbler with runner-up to the Merlin, which is always a nice find. Stay tuned and happy birding!

Henry
World Life List: 956 Species (no recent life birds)

Posted by skwclar 16:26 Archived in USA

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I've enjoyed your last few New York posts. What a beautiful area. You are half way through your first semester! Congratulations on that. I hope the transition is going smoothly. Susie.

by Susie Nies

A Birding novice, but I’ve become one of your biggest fans I think. So impressed that beginning college- new town, new everything, you still have time to squeeze in a little spectacular Birding! Impressive! And I’m learning so much just from your posts and great photos!
Thank you Henry. Hope to bird with you one day next year,
Pat

by Pat Handley

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