Saturday 13 April 2019 72 °F
Today, it was seventy-two degrees so of course I had to seize the opportunity to bird Central Park in the afternoon! It was an absolutely beautiful day to get out and watch my favorite creatures.
The GADWALL was again at the Harlem Meer:
A molting WINTER WREN, very cool find!
Female EASTERN TOWHEE:
I spotted this Eastern Painted Turtle in the Central Park “Pool” — I much prefer this species to the more red eared slider turtles, which are invasive.
Speaking of turtles, I then spotted the apex predator of Central Park’s water bodies — a prehistoric Common Snapping Turtle!
Bird-of-the-day to the Winter Wren with runner-up to the female Eastern Towhee. A gorgeous spring day!
World Life List: 970 Species