The nor’easter that blanketed the east coast of the United States did not leave New York City unscathed, and the birds are flocking to the Forest Park feeding stations after the first serious snowfall of the season. With about a foot of snow down in Queens, many of the natural food supplies that birds were relying upon are completely buried, making sunflower seeds and suet a very attractive option for the hungry avian hordes. Of course, I can’t help but take advantage of the birds’ hunger for my digiscoping!
And now that the snow has fallen and I’ve gotten pictures it can all melt, winter can end, and spring can start. Any day now, right? Right?!?! Please!?!?
Finally, if you want to see what the storm looked like in Brooklyn through the magic of time lapse photography, well, click here.
God, it is a dream of mine to visit New York City and New York State! Snow, I have never seen it!
@Brenton: You’re not missing much!
Love that pic of the W/T Sparrow with the snow on its beak.
Thanks to you & Danny for bringing seed yesterday when I was out-of-town. The birds were very happy to see me this morning! It is unfortunate that the storm resulted in our CBC being canceled…not only were the participants psyched to get countin’, but all those awesome count-week birds you have been accumulating ie ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER, R-B Nuthatches, Pine & O-C Warblers may/may not be around 1/3/10 when our rescheduled count takes place.
@Opposable Chums: Thanks…I was rather happy with that myself.
@Jean: They better be around. But I doubt it, especially for the flycatcher.
Corey, it will be 42C tomorrow in Adelaide. I will try some of the cold! LOL