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A Favorite Path

Late August, Prospect Park

This is one of the quieter places in the park with lots of nooks and crannys to explore. Sometimes it all comes together in one composition: the shadows, the perfect sky, the unsuspecting mini-people, a glimpse of the Picnic House—and there’s the painting. 9 more words

Watercolor

Common Nighthawks

It’s been a difficult week. But one of the highlights was on Thursday, when a friend and I went into Prospect Park in the late afternoon. 162 more words

Fieldnotes

Great Crested Flycatcher

Always a nice surprise to get a good look at a Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus), since they are usually at tree-top level. I thought this might be a migrant, and it may well be, but it should be noted that there are breeding records for the species in Prospect. 28 more words

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Orange Is the New Bluet

A male Orange Bluet (Enallagma signatum) in the afternoon sun.

Fieldnotes

Spotted (or Not) and Streaky

Spotted Sandpipers (Actitis macularius) — no spots once they’ve moved out of their breeding plumage — are patrolling the edges of fresh water bodies now during migration. 12 more words

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The View From The Other Side

Continuing with my plan to make Sundays more enjoyable, yesterday involved sleeping in and then heading to Prospect Park, equipped with our dog, bagels, and coffee. 303 more words

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