Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Within feet of each other

Heavenly hummers, nectar for lunch
And right by the path baby rat, seeds for lunch.  Dumb baby. I'm explaining to tourists that this is not a squirrel. Rat oblivious to human audience. "Shoo, rat!"  Munch, munch. "Go home, rat!" Munch, munch.
Finally I stepped very close and rat scurried into tall grass.
Sparrows eat these same seeds.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Food hunting

Back to the garden, the female black throated blue warbler bug catching. Total concentration, no concern that I'm standing in the feeding area.
There's grub in the bark.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The jewelweed

I suspect that as long as there are jewelweed blossoms we'll be seeing hummers.
And luck of the luck, the rose breasted grosbeak decided to come out from under the blossoms and pose.
Heavenly posing. If only humans were so cooperative.

Friday, September 26, 2014

A little variety

Lots of time playing peek-a-boo, who are you, tiny birds behind leaves, only tails showing. Stand and wait. Magnolia warbler. I decided to get into the bushes and wait. Success, portrait session for two seconds.
I've been hearing the Carolina wren. This time there was visibility for two seconds.
Another puzzle bird. Who's nipping at leaf? I had an idea, but needed a glimpse of throat to be sure. A half second glimpse, the female common yellow throat.
Later on the male appeared in a different space, like seeing an old friend.
Brown thrashed having a drink at Azalea Pond.
Black-and-white warbler for one second.
Fun hummer, pollen bill.
And then there's this intrusion. This should not be in a nature area. Central Park Conservancy stupidity. They haven't even posted what the poison is.  Seen in the Rambles near the Gill.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

More fun

A sitting still small one, the female blackpoll. I saw lots of magnolia warblers, but all moving too fast for pictures.
A "tweeny" cardinal.
What would a day be without hummers, oodles of them in the park, not easy to photograph.
Meanwhile high  above the hawks were soaring. There were three, but I could catch a picture of the group, alas.
When you look at a hummer and then a hawk you realize the astonishing size difference.