In the Good Old Summertime

Just read that this Judy Garland musical was the last time she would make it through a film without any major issues. This is a fitting title as we negotiate the current pandemic. I am posting 2020 summer birds that have gotten me this far. My hope is that everyone stays well and safe. Wear your mask, social distance, stay New York Tough, Smart, United, Disciplined and LOVING.

Bonnie’s Bedtime Birdies

I have been posting a bird photo every night since April 1, 2020. Some in my family have not been seeing them and asked if I am still taking pictures of birds during this COVID-19 pandemic. Uh, yes. I was social distancing long before it became a serious need. The red-winged blackbird is at the top.

Crazy Collage Combos

Over the years the importance of the collage to show various images and behaviors of birds has helped bring it all together into one avian statement. Each montage is its own story.

Coots on Ice
Going My Way
Seven Swans A’Swimming
Monarch Butterflies
Ring-billed Gull(able)
EagleMania
Red-tailed Hawk Liftoff
Osprey Going My Way

Teatown Return of the Eagle 2020

Teatown EagleFest is on February 8, 2020. Please visit Teatown Hudson River EagleFest for tickets and information. In the meantime, please enjoy photos of what you might see if you visit the Lower Hudson Valley, Croton Point Park and points north and south in the winter months.

Weakening of the Endangered Species Act

On August 12, 2019 I was awed by the number of birds and their variety of colors that I was able to photograph. Later that same day I learned that the Endangered Species Act had been seriously weakened in preparation for its total elimination. I am reminded of my grandfather who raised fancy pigeons from the early 1900s until the mid century. He immigrated from Pennsylvania to California where he must have witnessed the masses of passenger pigeons flying through the skies. What will my great grandchildren be seeing in the mid twenty first century?

Humpbacked whale removed from the Endangered Species List.

Sum, Sum, Summertime

… and the living is easy. Bonnie’s Best from June, July and first of August:

Great Blue Heron Immature
Peregrine Falcon Fledglings Reunion, Jersey City
Peregrine Falcon Rescue, BM/18
Eastern Phoebe
Great White Egret
Swallowtail Butterflies
Great Blue Heron Preening
Wet Osprey
Wet Red-tailed Hawk