Showing posts from 2021

Taking a Bath

When Northern Shovelers ducks take a bath, they go all in. These are not all the same bird and the whole flock didn't decide to bathe.  But,a number of them played follow the leader as I was walking along the reservoir in Central Park.   Northern Shoveler Northern Shoveler Northern Shoveler Northern Shoveler Preening

On Birding

Yesterday on my birding expedition to Central Park, I saw ruby-throated hummingbird, a yellow-crowned kinglet, a common yellowthroat, a northern mockingbird, and a flock of ruby-crowned kinglets. I am  wondering if it is finally time to start a bird list? You can definitely tell from the photos below that the common yellow throat and the northern mockingbird were quite cooperative subjects. The hummingbird and the kinglets, not so much.   Ruby throated hummingbird Yellow-crowned Kinglet Common Yellowthroat Northern Mockingbird Ruby-crowned Kinglet

We'll See (on productivity, scribbles, and photos)

So much for any commitment I made last year to either writing more or at least posting more frequently here at Scribbles and Photos.  *Takes break to tidy up apartment. I guess I really meant the "we'll see" at the end of Backend Housekeeping (on the blog)  in January 2020.   *Takes break to tweet sadness about how very few photos made the short list for a #500px quest. To be fair to myself, it's not like I haven't been writing or taking photos! It's just that I haven't been active on this blog since August 17, 2020. *Gets distracted by the end of the episode of the Waltons (S3, E2: The Conflict) playing in the background.  I supposed now is as good a time as any to reveal that in addition to binging many of the same things everyone else has binged during quarantine, I've also binged Gilmore Girls (reminded that Rory is a piece of work), Little House on the Prairie, the Waltons, and Dr. Quinn Medicine Women. Something oddly comforting about