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First Seventy-Degree Day of Spring!

Riverside Park, NYC

semi-overcast 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:
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It promptly jumped down and took a bath in the trail in front of me:
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And its more uncommon relative migrant HERMIT THRUSH was present, my first one of spring!
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Beautiful flowers:
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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.
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BLUE JAY with a snack:
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WHITE-THROATED SPARROW:
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Beautiful adult male:
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TUFTED TITMOUSE:
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Female RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER:
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And her relative the YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, another first-of-spring sighting for me! (excluding those that I saw in Florida)
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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.

Good birding,
Henry
World Life List: 970 Species

Posted by skwclar 14:33 Archived in USA

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Great pictures! Thank you

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