It seems that for the last few weeks, hundreds of little yellow birds have been popping up all around. The perennial brown avians also seem to be tinged with yellow, as if painted to match the colors of the falling, golden leaves. The rising and setting sun casts its honey glow on tiny, cream colored feathers telling our tiny friend, “You are safe. I’ve made you the color of a leaf on a tree.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
… and the living is easy. Bonnie’s Best from June, July and first of August: