Bryant Park Woodcock

Bryant Park is an oasis for migrating American Woodcock or Timberdoodle. Perhaps the wall of buildings causes the low flying birds to drop out of the sky at night. And Bryant Park has greenery to hide in and worms for them to feed on before they move on.

We were lucky this time to see one sitting under a bush with an audience of birders surrounding it. Many times when I’ve gone there during migration I haven’t found any Woodcocks.

I love their oscillating sowing machine walk. Timberdoodles are adorable.

Stuyvesant Polyclinic

For Thursday Doors hoisted by Dan Antion (his doors today Newton Waltham leftovers).

I have a long history with Stuyvesant Polyclinic. We went there when we couldn’t afford health insurance. In 1993 a young doctor there was the one who finally correctly diagnosed my infection with Lyme disease. It is a lovely building. Some history: Ottendorfer Public Library and Stuyvesant Polyclinic Hospital – Wikipedia

Central Park Birds of Prey

We say Red-tailed hawks, Cooper’s hawks, and a Great Horned Owl on Sunday. It was a good day for seeing raptors.

Central Park Wren

We heard the Carolina wren singing its sweet little “teakettle” song which led us to the bird. The wren might be making a nest in the log. You can see the wren’s shadow on the log in the third photograph.

Central Park Three

We went to Central Park with the Linnaean Society of NY on a birding trip on Sunday 3/12/2023. It has been a long time since I’ve been to the park. It was lovely seeing my old friends. Richard Z led the trip and did an excellent job finding us birds. I will post some of the highlights here and in the next several posts.

Mixed Bag

Revising a few old and recent images. Plus, a couple of experiments.

The third image is an old exhibit on the High Line of different colored glass representing the color of the Hudson River at various times of the day. Muhheakantuuck is the native American word for river that flows both ways.

The last image is the light house bent with time.

Roosevelt Island South

After the Canada geese is a photograph of a root. There is a row of trees that sent out roots from the path into the lawn (seen in the picture with the geese). It is a very curious thing. There must be more water in the lawn for them.