Monday, 16 March - [west] Bronx County, N.Y. City: A fairly brief look in a small portion of Van Cortlandt Park late in the day revealed at least a few nice birds for the last week of winter - an Eastern Meadowlark, a few Killdeer, and several E. Bluebirds all on the Parade Ground sports field off the east side of Broadway, & just north of W. 242 Street, in the Bronx (County) of N.Y. City. Also, nearby in the swampy areas to the south of most of the V.C. Park golf course & east of the Parade Ground were at least a half-dozen Rusty Blackbirds (likely more), along with more common & typical wintering species. I did not make a thorough search of even the Parade Ground, nor the nearby lake, so a full bird-list is not attached. The Meadowlark & the other field-birds noted were all in the southwest quadrant of the large field, and most did not seem too skittish, although the meadowlark was to the extent any passersby came within about 25 yards. This around 4:30-5:15 pm, and with various activities nearby.
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