We went for a tramp in Central Park’s Ramble last weekend (he got away – badum-tsss).
There’s a lot of hullabaloo about the barred owls that have appeared in Central Park lately. It’s apparently pretty rare for the city to host an owl and with two people are going crazy with the need to personally see and photograph them. I managed to snap a couple shots of each that are not terribly well done (using a long lens, nearby, out-of-focus foliage obscures the birds somewhat and they refuse to look in the portraitist’s direction.
Sadly, on our walk we came upon this dead deer lying on the side of the road. As a city boy, I’m not really sure what I could have done about it. Since it was pulled off the road, I assumed someone had moved it and called it in but to whom? And when? It was still there an hour late on the return from our walk.
I have heard that with the strange dislocations of Covid-19 more varied birds have been returning to the city. Several weeks ago I caught a bright red cardinal on a walk in Riverside Park and then last week this bluejay.