Shawangunk Bluebirds

At the Shawangunk Grasslands NWR feeders there were lots of electric blue Eastern bluebirds. They are so lovely. It is the New York State bird. It is pictured on my conservation license plate. Part of the money to buy it went towards conservation.

Shawangunk Birds

We went on a field trip with the Linnaean Society of New York. I got to see many of my old friends. It was below freezing on Saturday, March 6 at the Shawangunk Grasslands NWR in Ulster county, New York. Formerly the Galeville Military Airport, it was decommissioned in 1994 and turned over to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service in 1999. It serves as a waypoint for grassland-dependent migratory birds. Area: 0.84 sq mi (2.2 km²).

The hawks were seen at great distance. More to come…

HL Plants Before and After

Before photographs with minimal processing and after with full editing and processing of winter plants photographed on the High Line Park in New York City. The yellow flowers are Witch-hazel. I just learned from a fellow blogger that there is a before and after slider. It is one of the blocks we can use in WordPress. This gives you and idea of how much I enhance images in Lightroom and Photoshop to make them look how I feel they should.

Move the sliders to see the before (left) and after (right).









CP late February

Scenes from our trip to the park last week.

CP late February Birds

We went for a short trip to the park last week. I saw some of the usual winter birds. The Northern Cardinals are starting to court. I had fun watching the Tufted Titmice. There are a lot of them this winter. Not so many Black-capped Chickadees.