Sunday, August 21, 2022


Back garden.  I saw the juvenile cardinal on branch calling and kept fingers crossed that lunch would show up. Cardinals are wonderful parents.  This kid can most likely peck a little, but parent is there with food. I didn't move closer, because they both would have flown off. You can't make an appointment to see such a tender moment.

Monday, August 1, 2022

Small details

Waiting for birds. Got gorgeous bee instead.

Not all pigeons are drag gray.

and if they're grey they're fascinating when wet.

Young robin has to learn that twigs are not worms.

Friday, July 15, 2022

Berry fine food

 Female and male finches are in for the berries.

The male robin is in charge of food for fledglings. They're in different bushes.

It's dark and protected under the bushes.

Starling gulps the berries down.

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Young redtail

The doorman buzzed early, "Come down. There's a hawk on the ground".  Grab camera and run. The tall artless deco building at 69th and Amsterdam is a bird hazard. Small migrating birds are routinely dead on the ground behind the building. Today's juvenile redtail hawk was luck, not injured, but confused as to how to get out of this space. Looking around, hopping, checking out corners. I'll resuce small birds, but never raptors.

Ranger Bob to the rescue. He checked wings, talons, mouth, bird's eyes. Healthy bird that will be taken care of then released, maybe in Central Park.  Gorgeous young hawk. Thank goodness for Ranger Bob