Rose-breasted Grosbeak Male

Rose-breasted Grosbeak Male on Perch at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Male
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The picture of this lovely male Rose-breasted Grosbeak was photographed at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens New York during the middle of April.

To hear the song of the Rose-Breasted Grosbeak click on the arrow below.

Palm Warbler Breeding

Palm Warbler breeding plumage photographed at Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.
Palm Warbler Breeding
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The picture of this pretty Palm Warbler in breeding plumage was taken at Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn New York at the beginning of Spring Migration in early April.
Click on the arrow below to hear the song of the Palm Warbler.

Wood Stork Foraging


Wood Stork Foraging at Sweetwater Wetlands Park, Gainesville, Florida
Wood Stork Foraging
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The picture of this Wood Stork foraging was taken at the Sweetwater Wetland Park in Gainesville, Florida during the winter months. There were quite of few Wood Storks along with most of the wading birds at this time.
Wood Storks are usually silent, but nestlings make a ruckus at the breeding colonies. Wood Storks make a clattering sound by snapping their bills together during courtship.

To hear the sounds of the breeding Wood Stork colonies click on arrow below.

Snowy Egret Walking

Snowy Egret Walking
Snowy Egret Walking
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The picture of this showy Snowy Egret walking was taken at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge near Titusville, Florida. Among the most elegant of the herons, the slender Snowy Egret sets off immaculate white plumage with black legs and brilliant yellow feet.

The picture of this showy Snowy Egret walking was taken at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge near Titusville, Florida. Among the most elegant of the herons, the slender Snowy Egret sets off immaculate white plumage with black legs and brilliant yellow feet.

To hear the sounds of the Snowy Egret, click on the arrow below.

Boat-tailed Grackle Male

Boat-tailed Grackle
Boat-tailed Grackle Male
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The picture of this Boat-tailed Grackle Male was taken at the Viera Wetlands in Viera Florida. Boat-tailed Grackles have a variable song with harsh jeeb-jeeb-jeeb notes and low-pitched guttural rolls. Both males and females sing, though females do so only rarely.

To hear the sounds of the Boat-tailed Grackle click on the arrow below.