Central Park with LSNY

We went on a Linnaean Society of NY birding walk yesterday and took a few photos along the way. The Chickadee was so close that one could have touched it. These birds are not behaving naturally. This means some people are not respecting the park rules to not hand feed wild animals.

The USDA says, “Feeding wildlife can lead to a number of serious problems: Human food is not healthy for wild animals, and they do not need food from humans to survive. Wild animals have specialized diets, and they can become malnourished or die if fed the wrong foods.”

Also it can impact some birds migration. “Some scientists believe accipiters like Cooper’s hawks and sharp-shinned hawks forego migration in some areas due to the abundance of prey at bird feeders, a behavior called short-stopping.”

The worst thing to do is feed bread to ducks, geese, swans, and other waterfowl bread. Any bread not consumed by ducks pollutes waterways, threatening the other creatures in the ecosystem like fish, turtles, and other wildlife. There are healthy alternatives but I would recommend against it in a public park.

Spring in the Park

It was a chilly day in Central Park on Wednesday the 31st of March. It was so lovely to see early signs of Spring.

Black and White from the Past

For most of the pandemic I have been taking courses at F64 Elite by Blake Rudis. April’s challenge is to submit 2 dramatic black and white images for a possible critique. I converted four in my archives, being sure to have some absolute black and white in each, and sent in the first two below. Blake also posts many free tutorials on YouTube. I am also enjoying PixImperfect tutorials by Unmesh Dinda on the YouTube.

Pastel Doors

I saw these doors while on my way home in Greenwich Village. It was a lovely spring day and the colors of these doors reminded me of Easter.

For Thursday Doors 3/25/2021

CP with LSNY

It was lovely seeing my friends at the Central Park trip with The Linnaean Society of New York on Saturday. The leaders are the best and so helpful. We covered half of the Park for about 4 hours. I missed 9 of the 44 species of birds spotted. You are welcome to attend the excellent free programs and if you want to go on a trip and you are not a member let me know and you can come as my guest.