Saturday, August 31, 2013

Quack plus

The three domestic huddlers are fascinating. I don't know how their beaks got that way. It's their eyes that really get me,- warm, humid.
Bee tree
A veery.
Bad "hair" day
I did see a Wilson's, a worm eating warbler and two female redstarts, but only the goldfinch was a photo op.
The other subject I missed, no camera, was a young sparrow gorging on MacDonald's french fries at 71st street. No ketchup.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Ducky who?

Where did this domestic duck come from?  One of the non-boasting birders explained that it had been dropped off as a religious ritual. What?!! This duck doesn't come for food. What will it survive on.  The beak is very curious.... born this way? Deliberately damaged? The eyes are almost human.  Is this what you get if you cross a duck with a Wilson's warbler?
At 59th street another strange duck, silver-backed.
By yesterday there were three of the white weird ducks all with the same bill formation. They're snuggling together eating muck and leaves.   Pictures will get posted.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

A fun mix

Smallest young catbird I've ever seen, a bit larger than a sparrow.
Laupot end of the Gill is now a reptilian nursery. Fun!
Little snappers.
Spider webs for play.
Love the color
I've seen this young bluejay several times, so sweet.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Hidden in the jewelweed, the camera-uncooperative canada warbler.
Just getting started. Hummers here, the equivalent of trying to photograph a speeding bullet.
Around the corner, the female common yellowthroat. For 2 seconds.
Ooo, nice. The bluewing warbler.
One of my favorites, the male black-throated blue warbler.
Molty woody..... this was fun. There will be more wood duck photos. Charmers.