|oscar's looking for birds. might be better if he was in central park.|
I learned millions of birds stop through our park during their spring and fall migrations. Now until June is the best time to check out spring migrates. According to the film, today is specifically when birder Chris Cooper starts his annual obsession with birding in Central Park. It was amazing to see how he and the others spotted birds that have gone completely unnoticed from me for years. Just knowing these birds exist changed my morning as I took my kids to school today. The leaves haven't come back yet, so we could get a good look at all the birds flying in the treetops. I had no idea what the hell I was looking at, but it was fun to notice the birds anyway.
The movie has me itching to get into the bird watching action in Central Park. It wouldn't take much. All I would have to do is rent free binoculars from Belvedere Castle, print these 2 Central Park birding brochures to take with us, and stop hating on pigeons. As veteran birder Lloyd Spitalnik notes, "If you get tired of looking at the common birds, you might as well just pack it in." Well in that case, just as long as they aren't driving any buses, I could learn to be ok with them.
|f it. no birds here. i'm collecting sticks and rocks and bottle caps.|