Friday, May 18, 2012
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
Thursday, May 10, 2012
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
Swans are gone, out to the water and more privacy.
Jewel weed, the antidote to poison ivy
Fiddle head ferns, skunk cabbage
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?