7 October 2019
Here are some photos from Birdworld in Kuranda, Queensland, Australia, near Cairns. (Obviously, I didn't take that last picture…)
13 October 2019
I had fun walkind around yesterday taking pictures. I did get to see the pin-tailed whydah, which is probably an escapee, since it's native to sub-Saharan Africa, not New York. I'm not sure which gave me more satisfaction to see, this very pretty, rare bird, or the Cooper's hawk I saw a bit earlier—I was told where to go for the whydah, but found the hawk myself.
It was also nice seeing the red-tailed hawk at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. I hadn't seen any hawks there in about six weeks, and was starting to worry. But I spotted one yesterday, watched it fly across Morningside Park and alight on a building,and then move to a tree before heading further north and east. Better yet, at that point a second red-tail joined it. To cap things off, walking home today I again saw a red-tail atop St. John's. I don't know if they were off visiting family in New Jersey, but I'm glad they're back!
14 October 2019
I was cycling through Central Park when a large bird carrying a branch alit on a tree near me. Naturally, I stopped to photograph it, since it was obviously a hawk (and probably a red-tailed hawk).
The robin I saw near the Great Lawn was interesting because of the berries it was chomping down.
28 October 2019
It rained quite heavily yesterday, mostly around midday. After that, though, the weather turned very nice, so I wandered out with my camera. I always like photographing cardinals, and this one was very cooperative. The warbler was constantly in motion, but I managed a few usable shots.
31 October 2019
I was discussing bird nests with someone today, so I decided to put together a small album with a few of my nest pictures.