The Newtown Pentacle

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– photo by Mitch Waxman

That’s a bird. Spotted it at Dutch Kills, in Long Island City. Any attempt to identify the bird’s speciation will result in me being mocked for my complete ornithological incompetence, so “bird.”

– photo by Mitch Waxman

That’s a materials handler, outfitted with a rig that allows it to pick up railroad box cars, spotted at the Waste Management facility in LIC’s Blissville section.

One experiences greater success with identifying this sort of thing than birds.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Those are three birds, in Maspeth.

This has been a minimalist Wednesday kind of post, and one will be back in a more typically verbose fashion tomorrow.

Note: I’m writing this and several of the posts you’re going to see for the next week at the beginning of the week of Monday, September 14th. My plan is to continue doing my solo photo walks around LIC and the Newtown Creek in the dead of night as long as that’s feasible. If you continue to see regular updates here, that means everything is kosher as far as health and well being. If the blog stops updating, it means that things have gone badly for a humble narrator.

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Written by Mitch Waxman

September 16, 2020 at 11:00 am

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  1. What’s that red thing behind the bird?

    georgetheatheist . ? ?

    September 16, 2020 at 8:22 pm

  2. I believe that exotic bird is an egret. Those are common sights by the Broad Channel bridge rest stop in Jamaica Bay.

    JQ LLC

    September 19, 2020 at 2:33 pm

  3. That bird looks like an egret I think, I’ve seen them by Broad Channel passing by the rest stop.

    That red thing looks like one of those boxes you get a free newspaper from and it’s upside down.

    JQ LLC

    September 19, 2020 at 2:37 pm

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