Greenbrook

A brief trip to Greenbrook Nature Sanctuary on the Palisades near Alpine, New Jersey.

October Nature in Central Park

Same day as the the post before this one. The weather was perfect.

October Bird Series in Central Park

Kinglets are such fast moving tiny birds when one gives me a chance I keep shooting in the hopes something will come out.

High Line Park

A walk along the High Line on November 19, 2022 in New York City. I chanced upon a warbler near 14th Street.

Photographed with a Sony Rx10 M4 and processed in Lightroom.

Bayard Cutting Birds

We saw more than these, but these are the only ones I captured.

Southampton

We went to check out the the new stone for our plots that I purchased. The black granite looks good. Our plots are in Southampton Cemetery, Long Island, New York look and looks nice in the shade of a tree by Henry Road. We plan to have green burials when the time comes. After that we drove to the North Fork of Long Island and ate lunch at the charming little town of Greenport. After lunch we took two ferries to and from Shelter Island and drove back towards home to Manhattan via the South Fork. While visiting the Elizabeth Morton NWR I was not happy to see that during the last couple of years people have taking it upon themselves to hand feed the wildlife. It is not natural for them to eat strange foods and could harm them. Many birds, including the turkeys came up to us expecting food. People don’t feed the Ospreys. The young are almost fledged and the parents were calling to them to fly off the nest.

High Line

The High Line is adding a new connection to the uptown end soon Connections | The High Line.

Some of the artwork is intriguing.

Jamaica Bay

A short trip to Jamaica bay netted these. It was great to see that the East Pond is once more accessible. This is thanks to the efforts of dedicated birders like Andrew Baksh, who worked with Gateway National Recreation Area to see to it the the pumps were repaired. The water levels are now maintained at a lower levels so that both shorebirds and birders may use the shores of the pond.