Thursday, January 15, 2015
First signs of Spring
This morning I watched four Red-Bellied Woodpeckers converge on a tree at Azalea Pond in Central Park and have a full and frank exchange of views. It was the first time this year I've heard Red-Bellieds giving their territorial "kwirr!" call.
Elsewhere in the Ramble, I watched a Hairy Woodpecker at work--large he was, and handsome; and had a brief glimpse of a Red-Breasted Nuthatch. Those were both first-of-year sightings for me.
By the Ramble Arch, a House Finch sang loudly and persistently, trying to hasten the Spring.