Rollin’ on the East River

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Usually the main attractions here are the waterfront views and the tugboats & barges that help keep NYC movi’n. But this is Spring migration along the North American Flyway, and the East River is a great stopover for many birds to their final destination. I spotted a group of Red-breasted Mergansers just taking in the sights and looking for a bite to eat. These beautiful ducks joined Mallards and the resident Gulls & Cormorants in having a good time enjoying a premier waterway in NY. And thanks to Mayor de Blasio, the East River will host a spectacular July 4th fireworks display for all New Yorkers and visitors to enjoy. The ducks will probably have gone but their vibrant color & energy will be in the night sky. But that’s another blog for July.

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One Response to “Rollin’ on the East River”

  1. I like your picturing these birds in the East River (which you know by type!). Among other thIngs, in each I’m taken by the drama of hardness and softness in both the birds and the waves (in the bird with the light neck and looking left the billows are almost like sculpture).

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