A collection of where I have been since returning from Colorado, North Brigatine Wildlife Area (NJ), Prospect park, Green-Wood Cemetery, and Plumb Beach. I have just passed my species total from last year (257 species), so I'm feeling pretty happy about all things bird.
|I also saw a few juvenile common terns just begging while their adult hunted. Even though fully flighted, this youngster knows about opportunity -- especially fi someone will still do the work for you!|
|This, a different youngster managed to catch a mole crab. And consumed it. Never really thought terns to eat them!|
|A very poised semipalmated sandpiper.|
Only saw semipalmated sandpipers and plovers as well as sanderling, in terms of shore birds here.
|A little splash in that run!|
|No. Nothing to see here.|
You don't see me. Nothing but us grains of sand here, doing sandy things. But unlike the other sands, I won't end up in your shoe.
|Nothing here, but sand. I am sand.|
Young ghost crabs look like sand.
|A young laughing gull.|
I love their soft greys.
|A thick, dense fog rolled in super fast and was my cue to get back the our hotel. I would recommend Forsythe over this place if you happen to be in this area.|
|I had last weekend to myself while my husband was away and enjoyed a lot of birding around Brooklyn.|
Jeana and I birded over 10 miles between Prospect Park and Green-Wood Cemetery!
We also got to see some teenage wood ducks.
|We also had some encounters with insects. The red-spotted admiral was not smart in where it chose to land. Until it walked onto Jeana and we could coax it off of the asphalt walking path.|
|We also happened upon this young green heron who had that Birdie Sanders look going on.|
This one was mildly successful in capturing dragonflies.
|A very cute stilty boi.|
|In Green-Wood we say a flycatcher, a least flycatcher.|
|Now a rare Brooklyn sight, a whistle pig!|
|I sure do like them -- I think the Cemetery loathes them,|
|Please don't dig up any dead bodies please, k thanks! :)|
|This orange moth caught my attention, maybe an inch long, with pink lines and spots, feather antennae, I learned this is a chickweed geometer moth.|
Geometer moths tend to be your "imnchworms" as we know them.
|A very cute common yellowthroat.|
|Also very cute, a least flycatcher whole just swallowed down a honey bee from the hives at Green-Wood Cemetery.|
|And that honeybee was quite filling that it took a few minutes to sit still and preen!|
|It was fun to watch this little bird strecth, contort, ruffle its feathers, and move around in ways you don't typically ever get to see a small flycatcher move.|
|An American Lady at Plumb Beach. As I avoided off-leash dogs, naked people, and people who questionably spent the night at the beach. Sadly, none of these were avoided.|
I question Plumb and when it will get better enforcement for the sake of wildlife.
|A snowy egret on the marsh at low tide.|
|Very cute, very dapper, very semipalmated plover.|
|Another August comes and goes, onto September and continuing fall migration...|