Friday, April 10, 2009

mushrooms, mustaches

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.


Bluebird of Friendliness said...

I was thinking it's a little early to see caterpillars...I totally did a double-take. Good luck with the competition!

amarilla said...

Hungarian paprika.