Riverside Park, NYC
Friday 11 January 2019 31 °F
After reading a tweet after school that the Evening Grosbeak was reported once again one block away from Manhattan School of Music in Riverside Park, you can bet I was over there in a hot second.
While hiking the Forever Wild trail where it was described to be feeding, I saw this juvenile BALD EAGLE fly over carrying a fish:
Then, after getting a tip from a birder who passed me on the trail I walked up the hill to a tree where there were multiple photographers pointing their cameras toward a tree with brown leaves. They claimed the grosbeak was there, but it literally took me fifteen minutes before I found it because it was so well-hidden! There it was though — the famous male EVENING GROSBEAK of Riverside Park, which is my bird-of-the-day today.
Stay tuned — tomorrow I am headed out to the Hampton Bay on eastern Long Island in hopes of finding my life bird Common Murre, as well as any other noteworthy Alcidae (puffin, murre, razorbill, etc) species that would be prospective life birds.
World Life List: 962 Species