[CT Birds] RbNh + homeless Central Park bird artist

Arthur Shippee ashippee at snet.net
Sat Dec 22 18:42:36 EST 2012

Besides the usual greetings from Rusty the RbNh, a link and the beginning of a story of a homeless birding artist of Central Park.  What an ecosystem that place is, counting its human occupants as well!

From Arthur Shippee:
12/22/12 - Hamden, North Lake -- 1 Red-breasted Nuthatch, 


CHARACTER STUDY:  After Audubon, an Artist of the Park, By COREY KILGANNON

To survive on the street, Lee Rogers has developed a niche that is a far cry from the typical panhandling or bottle redemption.

She spends her days painting small, detailed watercolor studies of bird species she spots in the Ramble, Central Park’s wooded avian haven, where she also refills a network of feeders.

Ms. Rogers sells her paintings — like the one she was working on last week of a great horned owl — by word of mouth to the regular birders of the Ramble. . . .

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