I had the entire weekend free of work so I made the most of it, birding 7 times. Most of the birding was with fellow birders although Central Park was with my sister; she appreciated the turtles more than the birds.
Locations: Garrett Mountain Reservation, NJ; Clausland Mountain, NY; Rockland Lake, NY; Nyack Beach, NY; Piermont, NY; Central Park, NY; and Inwood Park, NY.
- Waterfowl are mostly gone. Buffleheads remained at Rockland Lake, but the rest have departed.
- Warblers are slowly arriving: we had warblers at Garrett Mountain last weekend, but not this weekend; and in Central Park. Palm, Yellow-rumped. and Pine have arrived.
- Blue-gray Gnatcatchers and Swallows were spotted in multiple places.
- Towees are back, Thrushes should return soon, hopefully.
Rather than recite what we saw where in fascinating, excruciating detail, I’ll just recap all 53 different species.
Great Blue Heron
Black VultureTurkey Vulture
Northern Rough-winged Swallow