Showing posts with label New York City. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New York City. Show all posts

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Red-breasted Merganser Dives

A male red-breasted merganser, Mergus serrator.
February is a good month to look for red-breasted merganser ducks in New York City's East River. Today I saw the one in these two photos. I wrote about another on a February Sunday in 2011. Click here to read the previous blog.

The red-breasted merganser is a diving duck; it mainly eats fish, which it dives under water to catch.  Below is a picture of this duck's energetic dive, just before he disappeared.

Click to enlarge. 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Last Blog of Winter!

Brant geese on pilings in the East River at Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Click on the photos to enlarge. 
Click here to read a previous blog comparing brant geese, Branta bernicla, and Canada geese, Brant canadensis

The geese awake
"snow is melting!

Haiku by Issa, 1763-1827

Friday, November 9, 2012


Here is the flyer the library made for the event.
(I had to cut it in two to fit this format.)