Riverside Park, NYC
Monday 8 April 2019 76 °F
It was an absolutely stunning day in New York City, so after school I just had to get outside and do some birding to look for early migrants in nearby Riverside Park.
Common, but still beautiful — male AMERICAN ROBIN:
It promptly jumped down and took a bath in the trail in front of me:
And its more uncommon relative migrant HERMIT THRUSH was present, my first one of spring!
A tiny rivulet that flows over the “Forever Wild” trail in Riverside Park is one of my favorite spots in all of Manhattan. So serene.
BLUE JAY with a snack:
Beautiful adult male:
Female RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER:
And her relative the YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, another first-of-spring sighting for me! (excluding those that I saw in Florida)
Pretty common birds, but a beautiful afternoon to be out and about. Bird-of-the-day to the Hermit Thrush with runner-up to the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.
World Life List: 970 Species