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First Ramble Rumbling of Spring!

Central Park, NYC

59 °F

Yesterday, I took advantage of a relatively free afternoon to go birding in the Central Park Ramble after school. I was hoping to pick up some of the early-mid migration species that have recently been reported from there, and it was a beautiful, perfectly-sunny day outside.

The afternoon started with one of Central Parkโ€™s RED-TAILED HAWKS soaring overhead.
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NORTHERN FLICKER:
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AMERICAN GOLDFINCH:
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HERMIT THRUSH showed well throughout the evening:
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As did WHITE-THROATED SPARROW:
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Common but beautiful, a male NORTHERN CARDINAL:
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PALM WARBLER:
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Thanks to the tip of another birder, I found this sleeping BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON:
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RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER:
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And the highlight of the day for me was finding this LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH, the first one I think Iโ€™ve seen in years! Too cool โ€” an uncommon early-migration warbler species!
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This beautiful male EASTERN TOWHEE was also a treat to see:
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Bird-of-the-day to the Louisiana Waterthrush with runner-up to the Black-crowned Night-Heron. Stay tuned for more migration fun!

Good birding,
Henry
World Life List: 970 Species

Posted by skwclar 12:15 Archived in USA

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Beautiful thrush, waterthrush and night heron photos Henry! I got to see a roadrunner today in San Clemente, CA. I was so excited my jaw locked up!!!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜œ

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