Shawangunk Grasslands

On Sunday we did a 1.5 hour drive from New York City up to Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge | U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service ( in Wallkill, New York. It was very cold and not very productive bird-wise. The refuge was full of expectant birders. Here’s a list of some of the birds one might see there Shawangunk Grasslands | Audubon Important Bird Areas

Jones Beach in January

I hoped to see some winter birds but didn’t find many. Plenty of Brant, a Harrier or two and a few others. Here are some blue and brown winter beach landscapes. It was very cold.

Oyster Bay B&W

Conversions of two photographs from Oyster Bay – Sherry Felix – port4u and Hempstead Harbor – Sherry Felix – port4u to black and white.

Hempstead Harbor

During my search for winter ducks in Oyster Bay, Long Island, we stopped at Hampstead Harbor Shoreline Park with its desolate derelict piers. We parked at a little memorial to sandminers on West Shore Road: History of Sandmining in Port Washington: Sandminers Monument Inc.

Oyster Bay

A winter drive to Long Island on new years day. I was looking for ducks at Oyster bay. Saw a few, including a Common Loon and some Canvas Backs. I wasn’t able to photograph them as they were too far off. I settled for some winter landscapes.

Lyndhurst Doors

The mansion has some lovely doors. Posted for Thursday Doors.

Lyndhurst Mansion

Next to the conservatory at Lyndhurst Mansion is a small rose garden.

Lyndhurst Mansion

Lyndhurst Mansion Ground are not very extensive. Nice views though. The mansion is just below Tarrytown in Westchester County, New York.