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Pinewood

New York correspondent
United States
Hello,

On Tuesday, I saw my first white breasted nuthatch and carolina wrens, of the season. On Thursday, I saw a double crested cormorant of the Reservoir, which I think is fairly late for the season. Today, I saw six different species on the Reservoir, including my first hooded mergansers of the the season.

nuthatches II.jpg carolina wren.jpg Double crested cormorant.jpg hooded mergansers.jpg


I include two photographs of Central Park, this autumn.

Autumnal Lake.jpg Autumnal Bow Bridge.jpg

Bird images are from Birds of New York, as painted by Louis Agassiz Fuertes.

Stay safe,
Arthur
 

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KC Foggin

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Sounds like a decent week for you and I love your images of Central Park Arthur. I really miss that Park!
 

Pinewood

New York correspondent
United States
Hello,

Tuesday, I took an excursion to the edge of New York City and beyond, the farthest i have been from home in twenty months. I went to the Sagamore Hill Audobon preserve in Oyster Bay, New York. The preserve, the oldest Audubon preserve in the States by a cousin of President Theodore Roosevelt who lived nearby. It is more than a hectare of native trees and plants. There I saw juncos, white breasted nuthatches, blue jays, my first black capped chickadee of the season and a hairy woodpecker, my first in years.

Back in Central Park, I saw a winter wren and a pair of straggling redwing blackbirds. Most of the redwings had left last month.

Stay safe,
Arthur
black capped chickadee.jpg hairy woodpeckers.jpg Winter wren II.jpg red winged blackbirds.jpg
 

Pinewood

New York correspondent
United States
It's been decades since I was last there. Is it still as a peaceful dunk into nature?
Hello KC,

It was quite peaceful. My friend's was the only car in the small parking lot, when we arrived and we saw only two other visitors. The preserve does get school groups but there were none that day. My friend was ecstatic over the wild plant life which she rarely gets to see in situ.

I do not recommend it to tourists as the Jamaica Bay Wildlife refuge is far larger, closer to the City, reachable by public transport and more varied. However, the Jamaica Bay preserve is not fully open now.

Stay safe,
Arthur
 
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ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Colombia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Colombia

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