Monday, August 23, 2010
E Train evening commute a week or two back.
We have been on vacation, we going north to Ithaca and the Finger Lakes. Cooler and serene, there were farms stands, deep slate gorges and tumbling waterfalls. Students were going back to college. We went to Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology which had great bird feeders, semi productive walks on nature trails and truly amazing bird art (Fuertez, Peterson, etc).
Amazing peaches upstate.
Birds on the trip included belted kingfisher, turkey vulture, red bellied woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, yellow bellied sapsucker, downy woodpecker, cedar waxwings, American redstart, northern oriole, Carolina wren, yellow warbler, blue gray gnat catcher, American robin, northern cardinal, song sparrow, ruby throated hummingbird, great crested flycatcher, American goldfinch, house finch, chickadee, tufted titmouse,American crow, double crested cormorant, ring billed gull, and phoebe.
Life upstate is slower than this...
Cattle pens versus Penn Station.
Hope you are all well.