Late October CP

A lovley day in Central Park in Autumn.

Painted Lady, Central Park 10/28/2017
Painted Lady, Central Park 10/28/2017
Monarch, Central Park 10/28/2017
Monarch, Central Park 10/28/2017

A lot of screeming from th eyoung Red-tails then one quietly landed near the feeders.

Red-tailed Hawk, Central Park 10/28/2017
Red-tailed Hawk, Central Park 10/28/2017

The Mourning Doves saw the hawk and froze.

Mourning Doves, Central Park 10/28/2017
Mourning Doves, Central Park 10/28/2017

Some Autumn leaves

Locust, Central Park 10/28/2017
Locust, Central Park 10/28/2017
Leaves, Central Park 10/28/2017
Sweetgum Leaves, Central Park 10/28/2017

Taken with my new Sony RX10-IV.

Central Park Early October

Autumn is a season that I love and feel strongly.  At last I was able to go outdoors to make these photographs in these 3 galleries. I was laid low for a few weeks. I’m all better now.

Insects CP July

Went to Central Park yesterday. It was hot so I moved slowly. I dusted the small bee-like fly (only 5 mm) with stars, the rest are as photographed.

West 28 St Cattle Egret

For the last week or so lone Cattle Egret has been at West 28th Street between 8 and 9th Avenues, Chelsea. This is a rare bird for New York City. Looks like it may have migrated a bit north of the usual breeding territory. The bird usually hangs out in a small fenced in area of grass, trees and flowers; and has been seen roosting on a balcony of the Penn South houses. This Cattle Egret mostly feeds on earth worms—lots of them.

Here it is catching a worm:

The blur is because it moves fast.

Other poses:

Note the orange breeding plumage.