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North Central Park Again!

Manhattan, NYC

semi-overcast 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:
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CHIPPING SPARROW:
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RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET:
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PALM WARBLER:
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PINE WARBLER:
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A molting WINTER WREN, very cool find!
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BROWN CREEPER:
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SWAMP SPARROW:
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Female EASTERN TOWHEE:
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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.
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Speaking of turtles, I then spotted the apex predator of Central Park’s water bodies — a prehistoric Common Snapping Turtle!
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Bird-of-the-day to the Winter Wren with runner-up to the female Eastern Towhee. A gorgeous spring day!

Good birding,
Henry
World Life List: 970 Species

Posted by skwclar 18:45 Archived in USA

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