This is the latest picture of me. It shows me in bed in NYC with my new 4-5 hour/day activity: the passive motion machine! Laissez les bon temps roulez! I have another 3-4 hours/day with the hip ice machine. Oh yes, I am a busy lady with the newest chic-est biomedical harware!
I managed to lure some very fancy looking Rock pigeons to the window with some crackers and took some good pictures, but I don't have my camera--> computer cord, so stay tuned. I also had some great fun bird watching in Central Park. As I walked in to the park on my first day here I heard the corws making a commotion and knew that something was up. So I looked up, and there was a big Red tailed hawk it looked like a juvenile. Of course I had to point it out to every random stranger that walked by. One gentleman said "Pale Male". I had no idea what he was talking about, until I picked up a book at the bookstore later that day and found that it was the story about Pale Male, the famous red tail of Central Park. But I still think the one I saw was a juvenile. I also saw, American crows, American tree sparrows, White throated sparrows (love that call), Tufted titmice, European starlings, Mallards, Cardinals, a Yellow Breated Sapsucker (which surprised me, and had quite a cool call), Rock pigeons, some sort of giant junco looking bird eating berries, & a few duck mix breeds. And there were some pretty adorable and fearless squirrels too.
I got to stay awake during the hip surgery which would have been great, but I couldn't see the scope TV, so instead I just had to listen to what all the doctors were mumbling to each other, and then got to sing along once one of them plugged in their ipod (Thank you Dr. Kelly, and nice music!). And I thought about all the characters back home that I miss when I am away. Here are some pictures.
Some of the white tailed deer that spend so much time near my house. The lone male, and the 2 groups of 5-6 females and their 2007 babies. I love how in the top picture you can see a reflection of me in the window.
The young male Red bellied woodpecker.
Pileated woodpecker munchies: close, closer, super close! This was all one day's work. I don't think that this tree will be standing much longer!
The little pair of Carolina wrens that are wintering in the woods this year. Even if you can't see them, you can always here their great call! I love their tails.