Monday, May 5, 2008
Suddenly I am using brighter palette - something I have mostly avoided. Most times I have opted to under saturate rather than enhance.
My noon time stroll in Central Park yesterday was uplifting. I went with four friends and we birded without binocs, meaning birds had to be fairly close to identify, unless by song.
We saw red winged blackbird, American robin, hermit thrush, white throated sparrow, common yellowthroat warbler, magnolia warbler, grey catbird, two red tailed hawks, common grackle, house sparrow, starling, rock dove, mallard, and northern cardinal. I heard a yellow shafted flicker calling in the woody island (my wife saw a flicker in our back yard today so they are passing north). Many catbirds and the two hawks likely are the ones that nest on Fifth Avenue.
Have a great day.