Sunday, May 20, 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012

Spy news

Future site of a Spy Museum? You don't have to be a spy to know that this building has been vacant for a long time. The bars on the window lend a certain something. Last time I posted a picture of this wall with irises that post was visited again and again and became one of my most visited posts.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Column at the Setauket Post Office

Everyone is hoping this beautiful little post office will not be closed.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Back to the Duck Pond to look for the Snow Goose

 Domestic ducks, probably abandoned when young

 The Merganser is still around, but not the Snow Goose

Can't understand why this lone duckling was left there on the bank in the midst of all the Canada Geese, other birds, and humans, where it could be stepped on.That's the mother Mallard at top left. Maybe she was ill. When I got close to take a picture of it a Canada Goose walked over and hissed at me. It was a little after 12 noon. Many of the birds were snoozing.

Friday, May 4, 2012

A few pictures from Avalon Park

Swans are gone, out to the water and more privacy

Jewel weed, the antidote to poison ivy

Fiddle head ferns, skunk cabbage 

Snow goose?
When it stretched its wings they looked just like this. Could the recent high winds have blown it off course? Another bird seen today (no camera, darn) looked like a small white egret. It was on the field near the north P-lot at SUNY near the track. Too small to be a Great Egret; not plumey and elegant like a Snowy. Cattle egret?