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.

NYPL Bryant Park

After the big snow. I used bracketing for an HDR process. The lion outside the main NY pubic library makes a statement and the icy fountain in Bryant Park behind it is amazing.