photography and the landscape
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
On the shoreline just to the left of the bridge support, sits a flock of Graylag Geese, a somewhat domesticated bird that nests here year round. The rust colored brush is knotweed, an invasive species we fondly called bamboo, while playing in these fields as a kid . Upstream there is a beaver den and the destruction of cotton wood and the other trees growing at Seneca Bluffs is evident. There are gnawed and fallen trees and a trail the critters use to drag the branches to the water's edge. A fisherman in a kayak floated past as the thrum of thruway traffic competed with the honking geese, a flock of about sixty birds that landed on the creek in a swish. A pair of cardinals skittered about as well as many other small perching birds. This is a small report of an hour spent on an overcast Sunday morning.....small drama in a hectic world.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
First off, know this, I am not a "birder",
It is a work in progress, this task of identyfying.
This White Crowned/Crested Sparrow is rare to the area,
I say maybe only because what I read in a voume I own,
supports my personal experience. This is the first one I've ever seen.