Little Island Structures

The new manmade park, Little Island, in the Hudson River near where we live is immensely popular. There are benches and now that masks are off in the open we can use them. There are food vendors and live performances. Unfortunately they all sold out at the moment. More to come…

Shawangunk and Liberty Loop

We went on another lovely field trip with Linnaean NY. Saw and heard lots of grassland birds at Shawangunk Grassland NWR in Ulster County, New York. and at the Liberty Loop Trail part of the Wallkill River NWR in NY/New Jersey. The highlight for me were the Sandhill Cranes, including a baby one. They were life-birds for me. I enjoyed the company of fellow birders, many of whom I have known for years. It was very hot out in the grasslands – 90 degrees! Ice-cream on the way home helped a little. The baby Sandhill Crane is in the grass in the first two pictures.


We went on a terrific field trip to Doodletown on Saturday. We saw many wonderful birds spotted by a sharp group of birders. Marc found a Five-lined Skink. I spotted the Worm-eating warbler. Everyone contributed sightings. The American Wisteria was blooming allover the place. It was a glorious day.

The full birds report will eventually be posted on the Linnaean NY website Field Trip Reports page.
I didn’t bring really long lens, consequently, the bird images are very grainy.

Central Park

I saw more warblers than I photographed. It was a fair day for migrating birds in Central Park. The last 3 photos of the Catbird tells a story, “My Ant!” Maybe it didn’t taste good.