October 2019
Birdworld Kuranda (7 October 2019
Central Park; Morningside Park (13 October 2019
Central Park (14 October 2019
Morningside Park, After the Storm (28 October 2019
Bird Nests (31 October 2019

Birdworld Kuranda

7 October 2019

Here are some photos from Birdworld in Kuranda, Queensland, Australia, near Cairns. (Obviously, I didn't take that last picture…)

Central Park; Morningside Park

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!

Central Park

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.

Red-tailed hawk

October 14, 2019
1/8000, f/5.6, ISO 640, 500.0 mm
October 14, 2019
1/1000, f/5.6, ISO 640, 500.0 mm

Robin eating a berry

October 14, 2019
1/1000, f/5.6, ISO 640, 500.0 mm

Morningside Park, After the Storm

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.

Northern cardinal (female)

October 27, 2019
1/60, f/5.6, ISO 500, 500.0 mm
October 27, 2019
1/100, f/5.6, ISO 500, 500.0 mm

Black-throated blue warbler

October 27, 2019
1/80, f/5.6, ISO 500, 500.0 mm

Bird Nests

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.