This morning I to Westchester County's Croton Point Park to look for sparrows. However both before & after that I made a stop at the nearby Train Station. At this same Station I had seen a Northern Wheater back in 2011. The reason for stopping at the Station today was to see an alternate plumaged Red-Throated Loon.
This is the first breeding plumaged RT Loon that I have ever seen, and the feeling was quite like seeing a Life-bird !
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At Croton Point Park is was quite breezy and that seemed to keep the sparrows low in the grasses. I did see Song, Swamp, Savannah, White-Throat, and Field sparrows. A few Palm Warblers and a Kestrel were also seen