Friday, April 18, 2014

Cold but still active

The planters on West 69th street are a perfect source for nesting materials.
Stuffing gets placed in all sorts of locations
Apple on the lawn.
Equal opportunity snack
I didn't expect to see the chickadees
The almond is the modeling fee
Not too cold for a bath (for a dove).
Nest time?  Where?
Oh no!  Nest in the seed bottle?
This won't be allowed to continue, but it sure is a funny idea. Happy dove for now.
Wind-blown black crowned night heron.

Thursday, April 17, 2014


Ice on the lawn and benches. This is April????
The dove is on sleep duty, still incubating.
The best surprise in the park was the blue grey gnatcatcher, a hyper little bird, very hard to photograph, as flitty as a kinglet.
Hooray! It caught a gnat..... or something else very small.
This was the first time I had a chance to watch this bird in close proximity. At one moment it flew right at the lens before veering off to the left. Sweet tiny bird.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

More slurpies

I don't mind watching the female cowbird...

Or the sweet song sparrow,
But my heart goes out to the "slurpies".  No captions necessary.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Soft soil

Going fishing, anyone?  Soft soil = easy worming.