My Birding spot this week was Floyd Bennett Field. After seeing the forecast for rain all day Friday. I got out for a little after work on Thursday afternoon, and headed back there this morning for more. I was not disappointed.
While it appears the grasses of the fields have been moved, the cricket field is (mostly) over grown; a portion was mowed for the green meadows farm that takes over every fall. The Cricket field is a sparrow's and sparrow hawk's paradise right now. I'd highly suggest a visit!
And bonus, today was World Migratory Bird Day!
|I birded ecology village after work Thursday with the baby. We didn't see a whole lot, mostly because a pair pf merlin were patrolling the skies.|
We did see lots of yellow-rumped warblers, though.
|Also a nice treat, Thursday, a not shy and very low red-breasted nuthatch. It was working really hard at stashing a little morsel it had. It really had a tough time finding the best spot to cache its find.|
This morning I made a quick decision to go to Floyd Bennett Field hoping to see an American Golden Plover. Usually when I try to find a bird that is reported, I usually fail. Not today! It was hanging with a few black-bellied plovers in a puddle on an old runway. This was a lifebird.
These birds breed in the high Arctic and migrate through the middle of the country. I'm glad I have finally gotten to see one!
|I love this wind-swept look...|
|I am also happy to have found this bird on my own. That always gives me the birding warm and fuzzies.|
|And even if most of the birds on the field were Savannah Sparrows, let's be real, you cant get tired of looking at these little stunners.|