Thursday, July 31, 2014


Only one.... the black-and-white warbler.
Fast, short appearance, the redstart.
A young red-eyed vireo and spider webs
I didn't know what was going on, but got the info from Leslie Day. These are mason bees and they were collecting dirt for their hive. They were very specific about what they were collecting, one clot of dirt being obviously much better than another clot. There were about ten bees at work.
Young robin calling Papa, FEED ME!!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Oh, baby!

Two babies in robin's nest, big nestlings. Hard to get pictures, but easy to watch Mama at work.
I heard this baby before seeing it, a very young mockingbird. It can pick a bit on its own, but mostly it calls for food.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Only an hour for strolling, so had a cardinal conversation near Laupot Bridge.
Downy flew in for a bath
Hung from Bow Bridge.  What a neat way to propose. Couple were obviously in row boat.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Cross-eyed downtown

Down by the Courts with my new iPad and its Photo Booth. Swell toy.
Answer for Steve:  I saw the "Unicorn" sitting on a bench on the west side of the 72nd street lake, approximately 74th street.  I don't know how to answer comments in the comment space, sorry.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Bugs hunter

This is huge progress. Runt/Sky/Scooter has learned to hunt and chomp down bugs. No parental guidance.
This was the last time I saw Runt/Sky/Scooter. I'm assuming he made it to another place in the garden.