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evil_genius
Posted on: December 2nd, 2005, 5:16am Quote Report to Moderator
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OKay peoples I just came back from New York. I am a dork bcuz I like bird watching. I have to say that when I went to Central Park in NY I read a sign that said that central park was supposed to be one of the coolest places to bird watch. So anyway, I go through the rambles where I am supposed to see birds and I saw like, one stupid cool looking bird. Wut the hell. Anybody bird watch in NY? On an off topic, I DID see Harvey Keitel lol
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Posted on: December 2nd, 2005, 7:22am Quote Report to Moderator
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I've heard that it is pretty good, but that you have to move well off the beaten track. The popular areas tend to scare off most of the birdlife.

OTOH, an uncle of mine used to live in NY state (very different, I know) - and he had all sorts of birdlife (and even the odd deer or two) visiting his back yard all the time! He always used to keep a loaded camera by his back window, and got some great photos.
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Posted on: December 2nd, 2005, 5:43pm Quote Report to Moderator
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So what sort of birds could one expect to see in Central Park. In King's Park here in Perth we could expect to see Black Swans, Black duck,maybe some grebes (which are a bit like your US loons) about a million honeyeaters, mistletoebird if you're lucky (I've never seen one there) various parrots...but then we're a far cry from New York.  (no offense, but we'd like to keep it that way... )
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evil_genius
Posted on: December 3rd, 2005, 3:41am Quote Report to Moderator
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I am not sure what kinds of birds I was supposed to see. I'm not THAT hard core about it, (I own two budgies and big parrots though). I just didn't see hardly ANYTHING and I did go off the beaten track. Maybe it was the weather? It was damn cold. Oh I am so glad to be back in Oakland CA. I love the weather here.
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Posted on: December 3rd, 2005, 2:48pm Quote Report to Moderator
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This is quite a good  llist, it has links to photos of interesting looking (at least to me, in Australia, birds you might find in Central Park.  It might have been a bit late on in your winter season there for good bird spotting.

I wonder what the cool bird you saw was.

I'm struck with the similarities between the Black Crowned Night Heron and our Nankeen Night Heron...and the Canvas Backed Ducks remind me of our Wood Ducks,or Maned Geese as they're sometimes called.

But we don't have chickadees or woodpeckers in Australia - but here are some of our endemic species of Western Australia.

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