These kids are sticking around…

It was yet another beautiful morning for a walk in the park. Our new friend, the juvenile double-crested cormorant was on the same log in the pond as yesterday, and this morning struck the classic cormorant pose intended to dry out his or her feathers after a fishing expedition, which suggests that maybe he orContinue reading “These kids are sticking around…”

Don’t forget to include a title…

The parade of beautiful days in Estabrook Park just keeps chugging along, and even more surprising is the parade of new arrivals. First up is what appears, for all the world, to be a double-crested cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus), right there on our pond, and this one seems to be yet another juvenile, based on itsContinue reading “Don’t forget to include a title…”

Avies, insecta, et mammalia…

Ah, summer is back, it’s good to hear the cicadas again, and we’ve got a raft of new characters to check out today! Let’s start with the first new bird I’ve spotted on the pond in quite a while. This appears to be a juvenile black-crowned night-heron (Nycticorax nycticorax), since is does not have theContinue reading “Avies, insecta, et mammalia…”