It was a gorgeous weekend in NYC and my wife and I enjoyed several acres of NYC’s Central Park along with several migratory birds that drop by as the temperatures start to rise. This documentary does a very nice job describing the unexpected pleasure of seeing so many species in the middle of the Manhattan concrete jungle
I was also impressed with all the subtle technology that enhances the park experience
My wife and I used the iBird Pro app on our iPhones to check out various species we were unfamiliar with. We took a tour by Dr. Robert DeCandido better known as "Birding Bob" who in his twenty years of birdwalks is now fully in the digital world with a website and accessible by mobile phone. Here he is with his iPhone and his handheld iHome speaker. He used his Sibley birding app to call out and attract a downy woodpecker and a flicker. If you walked all year round he said you would probably run into 250+ species.
It was good to see a growing list of wifi hot spots across the 843 acres of the park
Also nice to see the park use the GEM eL XD electric powered utility vehicle
Always good to see radio controlled “international One Meters” in the Conservancy Lake