Sandy takes toll on local home

Photo by John from Catskills Photography. Shared in the Watershed Post's Flickr group pool.

Uncounted in any official statistics on Sandy's destruction: This tiny bird's nest, found on November 1 by a Monticello resident checking his yard for storm damage. Luckily, like many houses in the Catskills, this one was a seasonal home, and its former occupants were likely long gone by the time Sandy rolled in.

Another New York bird lost his nest last week too: Big Bird. A 2001 Sesame Street special about a hurricane striking Big Bird's neighborhood has been revived and re-edited to help kids cope with post-Sandy trauma, and will air on PBS tomorrow.

Below: A slideshow of other Sandy photos taken in Sullivan County by Catskills Photography.