I can’t resist this place. Please forgive my indulgence in honoring a very old monarch butterfly as she lays her last eggs. Her quest took her from Angangueo, Mexico to New York City, a trip of more than 2,645 miles!! Try doing that when you are old.
Waited and waited for the barn owls to fledge. But the fog came in. Worth the wait, though.
There are many places in the NYC Metro area to explore and photograph. Spring is definitely here.
Saw Mill River Audubon’s Project FeederWatch at Croton Point Nature Center ended. The large mixed flock of red-winged blackbirds, grackles, cowbirds and starlings came to say goodbye. All the birds now have mates. I was also fortunate enough to finally see an American tree sparrow. All the other species also stopped by. The finches showed themselves along with the woodpeckers, titmice, chickadees and nuthatches. Easter brought visits to Manhattan and Jersey City to check out the peregrine falcons. The good news is that both Riverside Church and Jersey City are sitting on eggs. Unfortunately, there will be no falcons at 55 Water Street this year. Construction around the scrape began just before mating season and is continuing. No sign of the falcons. They may have gone to Brooklyn.