Great Cormorant, North End

Great Cormorant

Great Cormorant (Photo credit: 0ystercatcher)

Alex Hale’s walk in the Central Park North End today added one new species for both the season and the year (#154), a Great Cormorant seen flying over. This bird is rare in Central Park though it is common all along the central and northern Atlantic coast of North America. It prefers a coastal habitat, where it breeds. The New York harbor area reliably hosts Great Cormorants during winter, and they can also be seen occasionally on the East River.

There was a male Wood Duck on the Meer.