Friday, March 23, 2012

Saturday on the High Line Trail

1. Gus-kab The new guy in New York City, with his camera in hand,

embraces the day, while trying to capture the sights,

2. Brother C-kab While The Watcher watches His City come to life,

3. Columbus Circle-kab Old, familiar places are new and remembered at once,

4. USS Maine-kab and daffodils dot the landscape of memorials and time.

5. subway tile-kab The tiles are a word picture for the days when many tongues were spoken,

so into the belly of the city we travel

only to rise again

6. Highline Trail-kab High on the High Line where our journey begins.

7. Hiking-kab On the old railway tracks new feet now tread,

8. buildings-kab Nature reclaims what she can,

9. Bro C-kab and The Watcher strolls confidently on

10. Tourist Gus-kab While the New Guy looks around in wonder.

11. Highline view-kab Bits of nature frame the city streets,

12. Habitat art-kab Art becomes habitat for birds,

13. artist info-kab 

14. apple blossoms-kab and even here in the city Nature graces the world with blossoms,

a reminder of who she is.

15. city view-kab Brick on brick, line on line, the city builds a poem,

16. construction-kab a story of destruction and renewal going on and on and on.

While Gus and The Watcher took in the sights I had my binoculars and watched the birds. Believe it or not, I saw quite a few on this mile and a half elevated trail including a Peregrine Falcon and an Eastern Phoebe, both new species for my New York Life List which is now up to 71 species thanks to this trip! When the weekend was over, I asked Gus what he  liked the best and he said The Highline Trail. It was such a nice day that we never did go wander the art galleries. We just wanted to stay outside!

Birds seen along the High Line Trail on 3-17-12:

  1. Peregrine Falcon
  2. Ring-billed gull
  3. Rock Pigeon
  4. Eastern Phoebe
  5. Northern Mockingbird
  6. European Starling
  7. Dark-eyed Junco
  8. House finch
  9. House Sparrow


  1. Thank you for the pictorial tour of New York, a place I have yet to get to, but definitely on the list.

  2. I am not surprised you found a trail to walk and look for birds in the heart of NYC.

  3. What a neat place for a trail. Wonderful sights to see in NYC. Thanks for sharing your trip. Cool photos. Have a great weekend!

  4. Hi Kathie

    Always so much to see. We will have to try the High Line Trail if we go back. I love all the art that was incorporated into the old buildings.

    A great post.


  5. New York City is an amazing place. I have visited several times (both my sister and my daughter have lived there) and was always awed by my surroundings. I am not a city-loving girl, but there is something about NYC that cannot be denied.


Welcome to my nest! I hope you will enjoy spending time here with me and the birds. Thank you for your comments. I will try to get back to you as soon as I get back from counting more birds.