Sunday with water birds - February 19, 2012

In Manhattan, you're never more than several blocks from a river (either the East River or the Hudson). I had a hankering for water birds on Sunday so took a field trip to part of the East River walkway (still under renovation). The views were fantastic and birds were plentiful.



Mallards:



Herring Gull:






Cormorant:





Ring-billed Gulls:






This gull looked pretty sleepy:


Shaking water off (droplets in the air):