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Central Park Manhattan


Central Park is the most amazing feat of landscaping I’ve ever seen.

Gapstow Bridge

Gapstow Bridge over the Pond

It is the largest green spot in all of Manhattan but it is not the only green spot. There is also Riverside Park, Inwood Hill Park and Bryant Park to name a few. But as with any park you never know what or who will be lurking in the trees and bushes. Keep your wits about you and prepare yourself for encounters.

Sparrow

Got Food?

Squirrel

Psst! Hey Buddy! Got some acorns here, I’ll sell them to you real cheap!

So keep your eyes peeled.  You never know what you will find in your travels.

Duck

What? No bread?! I’m outta here

Central Park Manhattan Reflections


You would think that going to the same place at least 5 times a week would get boring. Not the case with Manhattan’s Central Park!

Flowers

Crocus in Bloom

 

And spring is really cool-especially seeing plants regardless if native or not (in this case) come into bloom.  Even the pretty pigeons (that’s an oxymoron if I ever saw one) come out to play.

Pretty Pigeon Oxymoron

Rock Dove

 

Look at this pigeon strutting his stuff.

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Downy Woodpecker

Turtles

Turtle by the Pond

Central Park is always fun. Nice to have an island of green in a sea of gray.

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 

Robin

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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