April Arrives

Saw Mill River Audubon’s Project FeederWatch at Croton Point Nature Center ended.  The large mixed flock of red-winged blackbirds, grackles, cowbirds and starlings came to say goodbye.  All the birds now have mates.  I was also fortunate enough to finally see an American tree sparrow.  All the other species also stopped by.  The finches showed themselves along with the woodpeckers, titmice, chickadees and nuthatches.  Easter brought visits to Manhattan and Jersey City to check out the peregrine falcons.  The good news is that both Riverside Church and Jersey City are sitting on eggs.  Unfortunately, there will be no falcons at 55 Water Street this year.  Construction around the scrape began just before mating season and is continuing.  No sign of the falcons.  They may have gone to Brooklyn.

Goldfinch

Peregrine falcon at Riverside Church

American tree sparrow

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