Hurricane (continued)

After Nature Had Her Way

I always love that period right after a rain or heavy storm, provided I don’t have to vacuum water out from our basement.  The sky is clear and the air is clean; I can smell the freshness in it.  It’s a very distinctive scent of life renewed.  Plants shake off the shower that washed away dust and dirt from their leaves.  Birds come out chirping and looking for food.  Mother Nature has a way of cleaning her house; as much of a mess as we might have made, as fierce as she can be.  She will also show us both her beauty and her kindness afterward.

And, hurricane ‘Sandy’ was no different.

Hurricane ‘Sandy’ blowing past
Sky afterward
During sunrise the morning after
American Goldfinch (in their winter coat) and Pine siskin came out to share the feeder
Northern Cardinal (male) perched on top one of the feeders
One of the White-breasted Nuthatch zoomed in and out for seeds
Downey Woodpecker (female) packing in suet
Red-bellied Woodpecker (male) tried to figure how to get the seeds from the feeder.

2 thoughts on “Hurricane (continued)

  1. Wonderful shots… first time viewing a Downey Woodpecker or a red-bellied one too for that matter. Looking forward to seeing the birds that migrate here
    in SW Florida for the winter again.

    1. Thank you. We have plenty of woodpeckers around here. Talking about migration, I saw a dead Sandpiper on a Midtown sidewalk another day. I guess it flew into one of the high-rise glass windows. It’s the time of year to do (bird)body count in the city.

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