Wednesday, December 17, 2014


We've got a nice flock of seed-hunting white throated sparrows.
The juncos are also working the lawn.
Multiples in camera, fun time
Hermits still hanging around.
I watched starlings eating sliced turkey on Broadway, but didn't have camera in hand, alas.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Hermy and the robins

Still in town, a few hermit thrush
Hooray for berries
We've got a flock of robins in our garden, probably from up north now heading south and a huge congregation of white throated sparrows. They'll be here for the winter. The yellow bellied sapsucker is enjoying our trees as usual. On Monday while I was work at work a neighbor found an injured bird on the sidewalk, a woodcock!  Bad eye. She knew what to do, got a box and took bird to Wildbird rescue place. They reported that they have several woodcocks, window crash damage. They hope they can save our injured woodcock. Damaged eyes are bad because woodcocks have to see backwards.

Thursday, December 4, 2014


Resident mocker very aware that I'm watching. No "talking" at this time.
Lots of hermit thrushes.
Redbelly woodpecker.... will be around all winter.
Didn't expect to see this female finch.
The usual berry lunch
What would the park be without a rat.
Nature's fuzz beauty

Monday, December 1, 2014

Drill Master

Rat tat tat...... holey business, the downy woodpecker.

Friday, November 28, 2014


Picking on dropped berries is to be expected.
But this was different. Dove found a hunk of bread and stayed put. No sharing. No concern that I was close by. This was quietly becoming a stuffed dove. Nice leftover.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Gobble Gobble

Happy Thanksgiving. There's a lot to be thankful for.

Monday, November 24, 2014


Off to the other side of the Hudson. Lots to see from moving car, raptors mostly, also one dead deer, alas.  Crow was walking around edge of reservoir now at low level.
Not soaring.  Flying away from crow mob.
On the way home, cloud shaft.