Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A bit of fun

I didn't know what I was seeing, so after edit I sent Leslie Day a picture.  Milkweed beetles. Never noticed them before. Beautiful.
Also flying over the park, a cluster of whirlybirds.
Tattered swallowtail, one lost tail and a huge "bite" out of wing. Still surviving.
Decided to stop and wait at this flower. Active swallowtails.
Finally, what I was hoping to see, hummers. Hard shooting situation, but something is better than nothing.
This time I decided to focus on the blossoms and see what I'd get.
                                             First time I've gotten two hummers in one shot.

Friday, August 19, 2016


It's New York. If food is dropped it will be enjoyed. It's the urban way.
Wait a minute! Is that an antenna on the sparrow nest?? Urban necessity?

Monday, August 15, 2016

Summer sights

Heard the singing. Male finch downstairs, often hidden in leaves.
Fountain relief, sharing not always welcome, male vs female.
Very young sparrows now self-sufficient. Chips, not exactly most healthful food.
                                                  Absolutely not food. Live and learn.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Getting there

Strolling, waiting for migrating birds..... instead resident curious catbird.
Leaf chomping sparrow
Young blue jay
Finally somebody different, the water thrush. There were two of them, very vocal, facing off, hard to shoot together.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

The grackle and the pigeon

Young grackle. They'll eat anything.
They understand water in the hot weather. Feels good.
Gorgeous adult grackle.
Not all pigeons are simple grey. This one was game for a conversation.