Fort Tryon Park

I went up to Fort Tryon Park to sit and read and these two guys kept me company. What is the red one? Is that a cardinal? The feathers on his head would sometimes spread like a cockatiel.



Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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5 thoughts on “Fort Tryon Park

  1. Northern Cardinal and Bluejay. Did you know that Cardinals were kept as caged birds until the Migratory Bird Act was passed in 1918 making it illegal to do so? A piece of trivia for you for when you get on Jeopardy.

  2. Thank you and thank you!

    I’m glad cardinals are free now. Even though I have pets, love pets, can’t imagine life without pets, I now think it’s kinda wrong. Of course now we’re in a bind, and we have to take care of the ones we have, but we’re in a vicious circle. There will always be more.

    People in the country have pets in a more humane wat. Their cats and dogs can roam and then just come home for food and affection when they want it.

  3. Cardinals are also among the loudest birds out there! They have about 3 or 4 distinctive calls and they call their territory from the highest point around, so they are easy to spot once you know what you are hearing. I also find them surprisingly small. Our neighbourhood is replete with them. Have a look around this site:
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