I’ve established a daily sunset routine I call prison yard time - about two hours birding outside at my nearest park - Riverside below 96th, after a day working in my apartment cell. I’d already seen the early spring arrivals like Eastern Phoebes, Pine Warblers, and Golden-crowned Kinglets in previous weeks in Central Park - but I got my first Phoebe in Riverside Friday evening in a neat spot I just discovered, a sheltered puddle just south of the climbing rock behind the 83rd Street playground. Also noted the big influx of Song Sparrows and Slate-colored Juncos - over 50 of the latter dining on freshly-lain grass seed in the slope behind the Hippo Playground. Mixed among the Juncos were two Chipping Sparrows in breeding plumage.
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