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.
a barely fledged young one - the 2015 edition arrived!
Interesting view from the
May 14, 2015
General Kearny (newly
restored) surveys the bird-filled canopies.
And this what he might
forages in the flower beds
Parula: this tiny wood warbler looks like somebody
threw eggs at it
(rightly so, as its song is not that
apptly named, this wood warbler has black stripes
everywhere (even under the tail as
you can see here)
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
A needle-nosed burst of
fresh yellow: Yellow Warbler at Military park
(The Robert Treat Hotel
provides the background).
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:
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
Swamp, and Savannah Sparrows)
The new plantings in the
park already provide some needed cover for migratory birds:
can you spot the
American Woodcock in the picture above?