Date: 10/28/19 10:42 am
From: Anne Swaim <anneswaim...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park sightings, Westchester County
Some notable birds were seen on Saw Mill River Audubon's regular 4th Monday
bird walk at Croton Point Park this morning.

*Seen on the grassland landfill were*
Wilson Snipe (2)
American Pipit (40+)
Horned Lark (2)
Vesper Sparrow (12+)


*eBird summary here of this morning's Saw Mill River Audubon field trip:*
*https://ebird.org/checklist/S60996136
<https://ebird.org/checklist/S60996136>*

Also noted: last evening just at dusk, three Eastern Meadowlarks were seen
atop the landfill.

*Additional Notes on Croton Point Grassland Restoration *
Much of the landfill has now been disked with turned up soil, as part of
the two-year restoration project, and it will be interesting to see how the
usual migrant and overwintering birds respond to these altered conditions.
There are refugia of standing native grasses on both the west and east
sides of the landfill that will remain undisturbed during the restoration
project.

All bird views above were from the main paths.

A reminder, please, for visiting birders/photographers not to walk on any
of the side gravel berms or across the landfill itself, as is posted on
park signs.

Anne Swaim
Saw Mill River Audubon
www.sawmillriveraudubon.org

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