Last Wednesday Gus and I headed to New York City to celebrate our 35th Wedding Anniversary. Our anniversary isn’t until June 4th, but this is when all the details worked out for us to take this trip. We spent 5 days in the city and of course, I did manage to squeeze some birding time in, though not as much as I would have liked! My best birding day was the 18th, when I went to Central Park alone in the morning. I took lots of photos, but I consider these to be the best bird shots of the whole trip. I kind of felt like a wood thrush myself, a forest bird enjoying nature in Central Park!
Wood Thrushes are in the same family as the American Robin and the Veery. They have such a beautiful song and I first heard this bird before I saw it. When I came around a corner and found it out in the open I was thrilled! I snuck up behind a tree and braced myself, then snapped away!
I later joined Gus at one of the local department stores and as I stood by while he looked at shirts and belts I was dreaming of warblers. Later on I posted this thought on my Facebook page:
“You know you are a birder when you are in New York City and it is your husband who would rather be shopping!”
I have more photos and stories to post but for now, enjoy seeing even more bird photos by clicking on the link below!