Central Park birdfest - April 18th, 2012

Lunch time with lovely Central Park birds. Slightly chilly and cloudy day but delightful nonetheless.

Mallard:



Common Sparrow. Freshly-bathed and feeling snacky:




White-throated Sparrow:




Grackle:



Where so many of these birds take a bath:


Sleeping raccoon high in the tree top: 


I'd seen it snoozing there on a couple other occasions but this was the best photo I could get of it yet. No one else seemed to notice it (like last time as well). People don't seem to look up very often.



Female Mallard:


Shy immature Black-crowned Night Heron:





Canada Geese:




Sun-bathing turtles:



















Skyscrapers reflected in Mallard's eye:


Turtle face:


Turtle foot:


Consortium of turtles: