House Finch on Branch

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House Finch on Branch

This pretty House Finch on a branch was photographed at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens New York near the visitors Center. I used the Canon 5D Mark III with the 100-400mm lens to take this picture.

To hear the sounds of the House Finch, click arrow below.

Red-winged Blackbird

Red-winged Blackbird

Red-winged Blackbird

Red-winged Blackbird

The picture of this male Red-winged Blackbird was taken at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens, New York. I used the Canon EOS 5D Mark III with the Canon 100-400mm lens to photograph this beauty on a really pretty sunny day in early spring.

To hear the sounds of the Red-winged Blackbird click below.

Eastern Phoebe

Eastern Phoebe

Eastern Phoebe

There were lots of Eastern Phoebes at Green-wood Cemetery this past Sunday. In 1804, the Eastern Phoebe became the first banded bird in North America. John James Audubon attached silvered thread to an Eastern Phoebe’s leg to track its return in successive years.

Tree Swallows Chatting

Tree Swallows on Box

Tree Swallows on Box

Tree Swallows on Nest Box

It is wonderful to have the Tree Swallows back inhabiting the air space and nest boxes at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. And as you can see, they are being their same chatty selves. Tree Swallows winter farther north than any other American swallows and return to their nesting grounds long before other swallows come back.

To hear the sounds of the Tree Swallow, click on the arrow below.

Carolina Chickadee

Carolina Chickadee

Carolina Chickadee

Carolina Chickadee

John James Audubon named Carolina Chickadee bird while he was in South Carolina.

To hear the sounds of the Carolina Chickadee click below