Afternoon at Pelham

Last Friday we went to Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, New York in the afternoon and had a 3 mile hike around Hunter Island. The views are lovely, but it was hot and buggy. After that we drove to the Lobster Shack on City Island to buy a take out. While parked off the road in a driveway a crew cab pickup truck scraped the paint off the edge of our side mirror. The list of mishaps grows long for our little VW Jetta “James”. We’ve only had it a couple of months.

A related post: Inspired by a book on the place called The Last Algonquin by Theodore Kazimiroff.

Goldfinch and Poly

A trip to Central Park on Easter Sunday netted as few birds. Spring migration wasn’t on for Sunday in the park. They must have flew on by. I did see a blue headed vireo at the point. Couldn’t get a good photograph of it.

Goldfionch, Centrsal Park 4/21/2019

I think this is a Dryad’s Saddle (Polyporus squamosus). They’re large—about 4 inches across. There are inky caps in the rear left (click to enlarge).

Dryad’s Saddle (Polyporus squamosus), Central Park 4/21/2019