Central Park, NYC
Wednesday 17 April 2019 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 Park’s RED-TAILED HAWKS soaring overhead.
HERMIT THRUSH showed well throughout the evening:
As did WHITE-THROATED SPARROW:
Common but beautiful, a male NORTHERN CARDINAL:
Thanks to the tip of another birder, I found this sleeping BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON:
And the highlight of the day for me was finding this LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH, the first one I think I’ve seen in years! Too cool — an uncommon early-migration warbler species!
This beautiful male EASTERN TOWHEE was also a treat to see:
Bird-of-the-day to the Louisiana Waterthrush with runner-up to the Black-crowned Night-Heron. Stay tuned for more migration fun!
World Life List: 970 Species