Friday, April 10, 2009
Underside of a large polypore mushroom. In Prospect Park this morning, to catch the vanguard of the spring migration. Blue-gray gnatcatcher, Pine warbler, and Louisiana waterthrush were seen, as well as a Swamp sparrow, bring the number of species this year up to 76, amid the noise of blue jays, cardinals, song sparrows, white throated sparrows, flickers, grackles, starlings, and so on. A wee leprechaun of a man was spreading bread and seed about, resulting in a rare view of a red-bellied woodpecker on the ground, where he look quite legless.
The Hungarian mustache finals are next Thursday. This is the good side of my Magyar red growth.