Doodletown

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.

NYBG Trees and Nature

We took two friends with us to the New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx on Thursday, May 6. It was a glorious spring day. We covered the entire garden. After the garden we ate an Italian meal near Arthur Avenue. There are enough pictures to spread over 4 days.

Sterling Forest

After visiting Skylands and stopping at a diner for lunch we drove to Sterling Forest, Orange County, New York. We did half the blue trail around the lake. I included a bad photograph of some Common Mergansers because I so rarely see them. I didn’t look for the Golden-winged Warbler.

Central Park Plants

I managed to identify these budding trees in Central Park. The mossy rock looks like it could be a fairy kingdom.