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Old Monday 30th October 2017, 23:19   #501
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Autumn, at last

Hello all,

From yesterday, through this morning, we had high winds and more than 8 cm of rain. This morning, when the temperature was about 9C, the paths were covered with leaves, branches and conkers . Still the best colours are on the sugar maple trees.

A winter bird, northern shovellers have arrived. I saw my first one, today, on Turtle Pond.

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Hello,

I got another glimpse of a red bellied woodpecker and the pleasure of my first sighting of the season hooded mergansers both on Turtle Pond and on the Reservoir. I am still seeing American coots on the Reservoir. Finally, Central Park Lake is beginning to look autumnal.
Bird images by Louis Agassiz Fuertes; Central Park Lake photographed with my iPod Touch.

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That's a lovely image Arthur! No colored leaf display down here. Just dead leaves. Wonder why?
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That's a lovely image Arthur! No colored leaf display down here. Just dead leaves. Wonder why?
Hello KC,

I would guess that you have had ample rain and mild weather.

Upstate New York and New England experiences very weak autumnal colouring.

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Yup, plenty of rain and warmer temps. Thanks Arthur
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Arthur and KC,

We have also experienced very weak autumnal coloring in the Pocono Plateau of Northeastern PA this fall after a dry summer. Most of the leaves will have fallen shortly except for the Oak trees.

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waterfowl

Hello all,

On Sunday, I had the pleasure of seeing two pairs of buffleheads on the Reservoir.

Today, I paid another visit to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Aside from shovel[l]ers, an egret, a pie billed grebe, and ruddy ducks, I spotted American black ducks, rafts of brant, spotted sandpipers, a life bird a merlin. The images are from The Birds of New York, by Eaton, The New York State Museum, 1912-1914. The images were drawn by Louis Agassiz Fuertes. I should note that the merlin, falco columbaris, was listed as a pigeon hawk. Fortunately, I found the Latin name in Peterson's guide and could use it to find the images.

At the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, the West Pond was breached by tropical super storm Sandy. This artificial pond then filled with sea water. Now that the breach has been repaired the pond is slowly returning to fresh water.

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Sounds like it's been a productive week for you so far and congrats on your lifer Arthur
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