At Ashbridge’s Bay over time, Black-capped Chickadees have become bold enough to take feed from the hands of park visitors. One bird will flutter in front of us, land very nearby and patiently await our generosity. This year a pair of Red-breasted Nuthatches have joined in the festivities.
The trample of robins and woodlarks on the brown leaves.
and the patter of squirrels on the green moss;
The fall of an acorn on the ground, the pattering of nuts on
the hazel branches as they fall from ripeness. – John Clare (1793–1864)