Tag Archives: Central Park

3/15/10 Central Park NYC Post

Central Park was a mud bath today. Everything was muddy-even the squirrels!

Muddy Squirrel

Look at his blurry mud filled face!

Deciding Squirrel

To be or not to be that is the question

The squirrel above seems to be deciding if he wants a mud bath or not.


Parts of Central Park were once a swamp but I don’t know-it might still be.

I did manage to see a mourning dove who sought refuge in a tree:

Mourning Dove

Mud may not always be fun, but it made today’s walk interesting.

3/11/10 Central Park Plus Surprise County Park Clear-Cut


Wood Duck

Wood Duck 

For days, it seemed whenever I brought my camera with me to Central Park I could never capture this Wood Duck seen above with his feeding Mallard girlfriend. But as you can see, I got him after all. 🙂 In fact, I caught a couple of other birds on film today including a little thug (aka European Starling) and an American Snobin (Sorry American Robin, couldn’t help it-bird always has his beak in the air and thinks he is something).

English Starling

European Staring 


American Robin


It was good times. Good times that is until I got home and logged into Northjersey.com and discovered that a swath of trees have been clear cut in the Glen Rock portion of Saddle River County Park for a sports field. Bergen County needs every tree it has left.

3/10/10 Central Park Visit

My usual walk at NYC Central Park involves doing a loop at the Pond. Recently I’ve been searching the nearby Hallett Nature Sanctuary (through the fence) for signs of the Central Park Coyote.

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So far I have not seen it probably because it is nocturnal and sleeping away.  However, I saw plenty of Snow Drops blooming.

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Snow Drops in Bloom


I also saw a Winter Jasmine in bloom.

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Winter Jasmine in Bloom


Plus turtles were out. Spring is on the way!

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More Manhattan Central Park!

Even More Manhattan Central Park!