Birding Central Park in February

We went to Central Park on Saturday 2/12/2018 to do a bit of bird watching. We joined a group of friends on a Linnaean Society of New York birding trip. The highlights were a a Sharp-shinned and Cooper’s Hawk. It was a mild, gray, wet day. We saw 33 species of birds.

Turtle Pond, Central Park 2/10/2018
Turtle Pond, Central Park 2/10/2018

Marc took some arty shots with his cell phone.

14 thoughts on “Birding Central Park in February

  1. Jet Eliot 2018-02-12 / 9:33 am

    Great seeing Central Park in the winter. Both you and Marc give a creative expression of the beauties of the park in winter. Wonderful to see the mallard lending bright colors to a frigid day, and of course the bufflehead and sharpie must’ve been a thrill too. My favorite was the oak leaves in the ice. Lovely post, Sherry.

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  2. 1nmbirder 2018-02-12 / 10:08 am

    Very nice! So wonderful to be able to bird in central park. It’s one of my dreams to visit there during the spring. That’s awesome you saw 33 different birds on a winter day. I especially liked the artsy photo of the reflection on ice.

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    • Sherry Felix 2018-02-12 / 10:21 am

      Thanks. I’ll pass your compliment on to Marc. I’d be happy to be your guide to the park some day.

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  3. Marga Demmers 2018-02-12 / 11:20 am

    You certainly must have had a great day. My favorite is the starling, I love the way you framed the photo.

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    • Sherry Felix 2018-02-12 / 11:30 am

      Thanks. It isn’t sharp but that doesn’t matter. It’s about composition and mood. As you noticed 😊

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      • Marga Demmers 2018-02-12 / 11:32 am

        Exactly! My photography teacher would completely agree with you (an important lesson I learnt from him). 🙂

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        • Sherry Felix 2018-02-12 / 11:36 am

          It was probably 8×10. I just posted a fuzzy Starling – my excuse is it’s art ☺.

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  4. Indah Susanti 2018-02-13 / 12:39 pm

    Wow! 33 species of birds during the winter! That’s wonderful outing 🙂 Great images too, Sherry!

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  5. stbarbebaker 2018-02-14 / 4:28 pm

    Very well captured, an amazing winter walk, with great memories

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