Last night was the fifth night of the 7PM clapping/cheering nightly event (that has been dubbed #ClapBecauseWeCare
) in NYC
that is taking place to honor first responders and health care workers who are keeping New Yorkers as safe as possible during the coronavirus
Many people participated but I only took one picture (featured atop this entry) as I can't clap and take pictures at the same time.
It was only my second night to take part in this as I only recently learned it was occurring and my first time in participating was Sunday, March 29th when I took the two photos posted directly below.
|JULIE, THE WOMAN WHO TOOK PHOTO-OP S OF MY GARDEN|
SEE THEM BY CLICKING HERE AND HERE
In compliance with the wishes of our mayor and our governor, I have been sheltering in place as I'm a risk candidate in terms of catching the virus.
The governor has been pleading with NY residents to stay at home and this past Sunday, he made another request which was to find joy in something.
Happy to comply with that "order" as much as I can, I've been finding joy by observing my visiting birds and yesterday was no exception.
A number of them stopped by my place and lifted my spirits.
The picture of the ones who came by are arranged in order of their appearance, starting with a Northern mockingbird
His/her visit was followed by one from a male House finch
and he can be seen in the next series of photographs.
Female house finches were here too and I'm still going through their photos which I may add to this post at some point.
Many House sparrows
also stopped by females were was in attendance and like the female house finches, I'm still going through their photos which I may add to this post at some point.
Additionally many Mourning doves
spent time here. The next image features one of them who was in attendance.
There were a number of European starlings
hanging out here too and I'm still going through their photos!
Then in the late evening, after the clapping ceremony, a couple of dark-eyed juncoes
popped over for an evening snack as seen in the following series of images.
By the way, all of the bird types included in this post are featured in my three volume book series, Words In Our Beak.
I was not the only one mesmerized by the presence of an array of avian beauties, Oprah
, one of my neighbors who is a Shar-pei was intrigued by them too as evidenced in the next set of photos.
I hope the joy I had in seeing Oprah and the array of birds comes your way, dear reader, as you ponder on my photo-ops during this difficult time.
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