Thursday, February 26, 2015

A Bone-chilling Afternoon

             Fox Sparrow in Central Park -- photo by LLOYD SPITALNIK - 3/7/09

"We few, we happy few…", is how King Henry V began his speech to the English army in  Shakespeare's play. But when our brave reporter Pat Pollock quoted the King to describe her visit to The Ramble today, she obviously couldn't use the word "happy". It was too cold. Here's her report of Central Park's bird life on a day when the temperature went down to the low 20's:

2/26/15, Thursday

Pat Pollock:

We few, we very few showed up on this bone-chilling afternoon and very few birds also showed up:

Redpoll & Brown Thrasher
2 Fox Sparrows
beautiful Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (m)
Downy Woodpecker (m)
Lots of Grackles
perched Red-tailed Hawk
lots of Goldfinches
beautiful (m) House Finch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Black-capped Chickadee