Date: 4/1/18 11:34 am
From: Bruce Horwith <bruce.horwith...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park birds and a butterfly
Spring "arrivals" from the East End of Long Island include oystercatchers,
tree swallows and osprey -- and the bat which appeared last winter in my
yard about this time, tentatively identified as a northern long-eared bat
by Kevin Jennings of DEC.

(and pretty tune by Jon Dee Graham)



*Bruce Horwith*
*16 Salt Marsh Path*
*East Hampton, NY 11937*
*(631) 599-0040*

On Sun, Apr 1, 2018 at 12:36 PM, Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...>
> wrote:

> Some new arrivals at least for me the past few mornings in a walk up the
> landfill and out to Teller’s Point, included Eastern Phoebe (2), a singing
> Eastern Towhee (on the wine cellar low road), a seemingly serious uplift
> too in the numbers of flickers, common grackles, cowbirds and red wing
> blackbirds, also saw a few of the meadowlarks that have been up on the land
> fill. Raptors were around as well, two harriers (including a grey ghost),
> at least two American kestrel, 2 red shouldered hawks flying north, one
> coop, one merlin, the resident red tails, one lingering eagle (or more
> likely a local bird), and a few blue heron flyovers, -- osprey are on the
> light stanchion in the train station parking lot where they have nested the
> past several years. I struck out hoping to see some waterfowl moving up
> river; virtually nothing either on the river side or the bay side.
>
>
>
> The highlight (maybe because spring seems so slow in coming) was my first
> butterflies of the season – a lady (not sure which), and a beautiful
> morning cloak. And they of course got me to a song, and in turn the myriad
> of incredible singer/songwriters Texas has spawned – the more popular e.g.
> Willie Nelson, Townes van Zandt, Nanci Griffith, Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett,
> Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, Lee Ann Womack, Delbert McClinton, the
> less so, e.g. Doug Sahm, Freddie Fender, Lyle Lovett, Joe Ely, Guy Clark,
> Susanna Clark, Billy Joe Shaver, Alejandro Escovedo, Butch Hancock, Jimmie
> Dale Gilmore, Rodney Crowell, Robert Earl Keen, Kasey Musgraves, Hayes
> Carll, and the more obscure, Roky Erickson, James McMurtry, Ray Wylie
> Hubbard, Tish Hinojosa, Adam Carroll, Carrie Rodriguez, Bruce Robison, and
> Terri Hendrix - and the many, many I have certainly left out.
>
>
>
> What came to mind particularly upon seeing the morning cloak was the
> beautiful song perhaps more apt for a swallowtail, “Butterfly Wing” by one
> of the more obscure Mr. Jon Dee Graham --- the way he uses a single common
> word “that” as a thread to hold a song together; great writing. So Happy
> Spring, Happy Easter, Happy April Fool’s Day, Happy baseball season, and
> here’s to my old friends and you lepidopterists out there:
> https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tNFOPc5g3QE
>
>
>
> L. Trachtenberg
>
> Ossining
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