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:
Thank you, Conserve Wildlife of New Jersey and New Jersey Fish & Wildlife biologists for allowing me to attend the banding this year. Please contribute to Conserve Wildlife.
Spring eventually does get here.