Monday, October 27, 2008

Recent portraits of Central Park birds by David Speiser and a PS

Ruby-crowned Kinglet-- 10/27/08

Northern Mockingbird - 10/27/08

Song Sparrow - 10/24/08

Savannah Sparrow - 10/24/08

Eastern Phoebe, October 24, 2008 [But where is its tail???]

Red-tailed hawk -- two photos - 10/27/08

All photos by DAVID SPEISER

PS Though the weather is getting wintery, and the fall bird migration is winding down, there is still one vestige of summer evident in Central Park: on a walk last night from the Harlem Meer through the woods of the Ravine [where the screech owls nested last spring] and back again to the Meer, the loud sounds of cricket song could still be heard. At least three species of crickets were singing in the Wildflower Meadow just across from the Loch. They will continue to sing until the first frost. Then silence.