Seaside

I saw a life bird, a Seaside Sparrow, yesterday in Central Park at the southeast corner of The Pond–of all places. It isn’t the first time I’ve seen one, but it is the first time I am willing to count it as the other times I only caught a fleeting glimpse. This bird is a little off course.

Seaside Sparrow, Central Park 4/17/2018
Seaside Sparrow, Central Park 4/17/2018

The Pond, Central Park

The Cherries, etc. are finally in bloom.

The Barn owl is still there.

Barn Owl, Central Park 4/17/2018
Barn Owl, Central Park 4/17/2018

Bittern

I found it very amusing that this Bittern, who stopped by The Ramble sat stiffly out in the open without moving all day. “Is it a plastic bird glued to a branch?” “No, it is real,” I was told. Obviousy, it was easy to photograph even though it was high up in the tree high up. I used a Nikon D750 with a Sigma 120-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS Contemporary.

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American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus), Central Park, NYC 3/31/2018