Monday, April 23, 2007

Weekend birds

Friday: Central Park
nothing interesting.

Saturday: Prospect Park
a few hermit thrushes. Best thing I saw was an adorable bunny rabbit!

Sunday: Central Park
A loon in the Resovoir, which was embarrassingly enough the first time I have seen a loon. Ever. Anywhere. Also some ruby-crowned kinglets, which embarrassingly I couldn't ID and had to ask a fellow birder.

Keeping it real:

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Van Cortland Park

I've been meaning to go to Van Cortland Park in the Bronx for a while, and when I finally did, it was even better than I expected. I didn't see a single person the entire time; it's a real wilderness. Perhaps a little scary. TONS of used condoms and drug baggies in the parts closer to the entrance. I have a feeling it's a pretty cool late night party scene, right?


Mallard Duck
Red Tailed Hawk (70% sure)
Downy Woodpecker
Red Bellied Woodpecker
Blue Jay
Rusty Blackbird
American Robin
Dark Eyed Junco
Tufted Titmouse - my new favorite lil guy
Field Sparrow

Tufted Titmouse

Intrepid birding: