Sunday, October 08, 2006

There is a vacant lot two blocks away, on 1st Avenue between 35th and 36th. Although the lot has been prepped for construction, it's been quiet a long time, long enough so that tall grasses have sprung up around the perimeter. Where you find tall wild grasses you are likely to find birds. This morning I saw an intriguing yellow warblers with white wing bars on the back and a streaked breast, with a yellow eye stripe. I can't identify it, however, because nothing in the books looks like it. I went back later hoping to get a better look and saw instead a brown bird with white or pale yellow underside, black legs and feet and yellow on the tail. I haven't ben able to ID that bird either.

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