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Saturday, March 30, 2019

An Encounter with Central Park Visitors

Kaitlin, the one limbed Canadian goose featured in the image atop today's post is a bird I met her last Saturday when I was in Central Park and discussed her particulars in last Sunday's blog entry. I saw her again yesterday when I was walking through the park on my way to the Eastside.

Her survival skills of coping with a missing limb are to be applauded and I'm thankful she is still around to enjoy the lawn near Turtle Pond which is the same place that I saw her last week.

She was in the company of her loyal gander partner as well as a number of American Robins. One of them can be seen in the image directly below.

Both of these bird types are featured in my book series, Words In Our Beak.* 

Another creature who I saw yesterday was a Great Egret.

He/she happened to be visiting Turtle Pond and put on a fantastic "show." Some photo-ops of this bird's performances are featured on the following images where he/she can be seen doing a number of "antics," such as a stint from the nursery rhyme hokey pokey...

... flaunting a yoga position...

...and a bit of basic ballet.

The Egret also imitated a music conductor as evidenced below.

Coming back from the Eastside I made a "side-trip" to the Reservoir and observed a number of America coots as well as a male and female Bufflehead duck. Pictures of all the aforementioned birds can be seen below respectively.

At the reservoir, I also saw the bird types known as Cormorants, who are not pictured within this blog post, but they have been featured in other entries and they are featured in volume three of Words In Our Beak. I also saw a number of Mallards (also not pictured here) swimming there. They are another bird who is discussed in a number of my blog posts.

Once I left the reservoir, I witnessed the antics of many other bird types, including Blue Jays, Common grackles, houses sparrows, as well as white-throated sparrows. None of their pictures are included within this blog post, but they are all featured in my books and included in many entries here on Blogger.

Bird are not the only wildlife I encountered on my walk I saw quite a few squirrel varieties along the way as well as a lone turtle swimming in Turtle Pond.

Turtle Pond as you may recall, I've taken kaleidoscopic images of Turtle Pond (one can be seen below)...

... in bygone years which are included in a gallery that's on my website; is designed by Chris Deatherage, who also edited and formatted my Words In Our Beak book series.

Moreover, these kaleidoscopic photos of  Turtle Pond as well as of other points of interest are featured in a collection on Fine Art America (FAA).

FAA can print them on an array of surfaces for wall art (examples can be found in the following set of  screen shots).

FAA also has the images available in a framed print...

... and/or on a greeting card.

Moreover, FAA can render them on an array of products as seen in the next series of screenshots.

*Purchase Info for Words In Our Beak.

Volume One: ISBN: 9780996378529
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Volume Two: ISBN: 9780996378536
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Volume Three: ISBN: 978099637853
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