Military Park / Newark
American Robin
                                                           .... more Urban Nature


For a  growing list of species seen at the park

click on the American Robin above.


May 28, 2015


Spring migration slows down dramatacilly now, however one magic tree (a honey locust) near the Kearny monument still harbors warbler suprises: today a Connecticut Warbler (a quite rare warbler), a Blackpoll Warbler and a Black-throated Blue Warbler.



American Robin

American Robin:  a barely fledged young one - the 2015 edition arrived!


Newark NJ

Interesting view from the park



May 14, 2015


General Kearny (newly restored) surveys the bird-filled canopies.

And this what he might see:




An Ovenbird forages in the flower beds



Northern Parula

 Northern Parula:  this tiny wood warbler looks like somebody threw eggs at it

(rightly so, as its song is not that melodius?)


Black-and-white Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler: apptly named, this wood warbler has black stripes

everywhere (even under the tail as you can see here)


feral cat

This is urban wildlife too, a feral cat - this little guy is a Military Park native.

April 29, 2015

 I keep half an eye on the  birds of Military Park (so at least 1.5 eyes stay on campus!), and things are heating up there as well.  A single Black-and-White-Warbler and Yellow Warbler were nice additions to the list there.


Military Park Newark


Yellow Warbler

A needle-nosed burst of fresh yellow:  Yellow Warbler at Military park

(The Robert Treat Hotel provides the background).


White-throated Sparrow

A very crisp White-throated Sparrow at Military Park:

the ones we see now are clearly ready to embark northwards.

Enjoy their colors (and their songs) as long as you can! 


Oct. 23, 2014


A visit to our green neighbor: Military Park 



The freshly reseeded north lawn is currently a magnet for migratory sparrows.

An this rainy day, I counted 480 (!!) White-throated Sparrows and few of other species

 (Song,  Swamp, and Savannah Sparrows)


White-throated Sparrow



The new plantings in the park already provide some needed cover for migratory birds:

can you spot the American Woodcock in the picture above?


American Woodcock










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