Dinosaurs in Van Cortlandt Park?  You bet your bottom goose feather. On Saturday morning November 8, Audubon Society guide Joe McManus helped avian trekkers locate 30 of the most beautiful dinosaurs this side of the Cretaceous Period in Van Cortlandt Park: a Gadwall, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Cooper’s Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Ring-billed Gull, Rock Pigeon, Mourning Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Blue Jay, Horned Lark, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, House Wren, Swainson’s Thrush, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Song Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Northern Cardinal, Red-winged Blackbird, Rusty Blackbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow, and ever-popular friend of barefoot picnickers, the Canada Goose.

A few of the feathered friends seen in last week’s trek can be seen below:

Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata)
Male Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
Male Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
Coopers Hawk
Coopers Hawk
Shore or Horned Lark, Eremophila Alpestris
Shore or Horned Lark, Eremophila Alpestris