Forsythe Birds

Shorebird migration appears to be on.

21 thoughts on “Forsythe Birds

  1. Jet Eliot 2020-08-12 / 9:43 am

    Holy cow what a great day you had at Forsythe! This is an impressive array of shorebirds, and your photos are super, Sherry. As a birder, I am also dazzled by the variety of species, like the red knot and the skimmers. I really like the third photo of the semipalmated sandpiper with its foot suspended and the water designs. Also the glossy ibis with the pink flowers is a spectacular photo. It’s hard to capture glossy ibis who stand out in photos, because they’re dark and water often is, but in this case the pink flowers bring the photo and its reflection alive. I had the honor to bird here many years ago, on a Cape May trip, and it’s great to see it is still so lovely.

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    • Sherry Felix 2020-08-13 / 6:32 am

      Thanks you so much Jet. It was a gorgeous afternoon. I hear that post storm it is looking a bit ragged.

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  2. Lookoom 2020-08-04 / 5:29 pm

    It takes a keen eye to distinguish this variety of wildlife. It’s a pleasure to read these posts. Thank you.

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    • Sherry Felix 2020-08-05 / 9:35 am

      Thank you. Glad you enjoy them. My descriptions are usually short. I am more interested in sharing photography and nature IDs. It took years of study to learn to identify most of the local bird species.

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  3. Barbara Bryan 2020-08-04 / 10:49 am

    What a beautiful collection of bird photos – and that’s saying something, coming from a “not a bigtime bird person+. It made me really appreciate the “human like” aspect of the birds!

    When I start to comment on your blog, it asks for my email. I thought that shouldn’t be necessary. Is it? Or was I in the wrong place to comment?

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    • Sherry Felix 2020-08-05 / 9:31 am

      Thanks BB. Birds are full of personality.
      My WP site will always ask for your email to make a comment because I do not want untraceable anonymous comments. I could turn off that requirement in settings, but that would potentially open my site and my email account to undesirable traffic, so I leave that default setting on for my protection. You will find that commenting on Social Media requires logons or email addresses.

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    • Sherry Felix 2020-08-04 / 9:26 am

      Thanks Derrick. It was nice of the birds to pose to their best advantage. 🙂

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    • Sherry Felix 2020-08-04 / 8:18 am

      Thanks Anne. It was a joy. Last time there were not very many.

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  4. Vicki 2020-08-04 / 7:09 am

    What a great variety of birdlife, Sherry. So enjoyed seeing them (since we’re stuck indoors at the moment in my area).

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    • Sherry Felix 2020-08-04 / 8:17 am

      I am confined too. The car allows us to go a few places that are open about once a week. We see see only a couple of people at a distance. At Forsythe there is a drive through road through the wetland. I hope you are allowed to go to parks soon.

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      • Vicki 2020-08-04 / 10:12 am

        6 weeks lockdown started Sunday, Sherry. Ends mid-September. We’re not allowed to travel more than 5 km from home without a permit or very good reason and must shop for food (only) within that area. Curfew 8.00pm – 5.00am (to try and stop younger folk going out and partying together, which is spreading the virus).

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        • Sherry Felix 2020-08-04 / 10:21 am

          5 km would confine me to the south end of Manhattan. Are there any parks near you?

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          • Vicki 2020-08-05 / 8:54 pm

            Yes, I have lots near me Sherry, but with this severe hip OA, I can’t walk far without ending up in excruciating pain that night and the next day, so I’m reluctant to go far. I can walk, but mostly the exacerabtion of pain is not worth the effort. Goodness knows when I’ll be able to re-schedule the hip replacement surgery with the current lockdown. Because the lower spine osteoarthritis is also severe, getting my hip done will only reduce one lot of serious pain though.

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            • Sherry Felix 2020-08-06 / 11:00 am

              I hope you have asked when you can schedule for the surgery. Many people here are putting off healthcare that is now available. Good luck my friend.

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            • Vicki 2020-08-06 / 9:42 pm

              Thanks Sherry, all non-urgent surgery is on hold, but I have 3 other serious health issues that are also urgent – I just have to wait.

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