Tuesday, April 28

Back on Solid Ground

We had an incredible afternoon in Central Park yesterday! In all of our 1 hour and 15min on the row boat, we saw:

1. A Gray Squirrel
2. Robin Red Breast
3. A chorus of Blackbirds
4. Deep diving Cormorant
5. Sunbathing Turtles, large and small
6. A Black-Crowned Night-Heron
7. Backwards rowing Bride and Groom
8. 2 1/2 foot long Snapping Turtle (AKA Giant green Central Park swamp monster)
9. Two Geese in love
10. Blue Jays
11. A lone Mallard
12. A long legged Tree Spider hitching a ride
13. Giant multi-colored Koi (one of which breached about three feet from our boat!)
14. And what I believe to be a brilliant Greater Yellow Finch

I need to find a birding book to take along with us next time. It's said that more than 275 species of migratory birds have been sighted in the Park. That's a whole lot of flocking together!

And it sounded like you guys had a great weekend yourselves!

You can check out more pictures from the ride here :)


Marilyn said...

Great pics! I was in Central Park yesterday too! Such a gorgeous day. :)

Melissa said...

Beautiful Pics! Check out Amazon.com, they have some books on birds. I bought a few there. :) Its fun looking through them to see what type of birds we have landing here.

Stacey said...

Looks like it was lovely, the pile of turtles is great. :)

Leanne said...

When I finally make it out to NYC, Central Park is HIGH on my list of places to explore!! The Cormorant seems to be an interesting bird...

Julia said...

Look at those turtles! They make me so happy!

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

I had no idea there was that much wildlife (of the animal version) in Central Park. And to think..I lived there for many years! Great pics...loved the turtles.

UnaOdd -Lynn said...

Wonderful pics of what looks like an awesome day. Snappers are so cool! Lucky you!