Tricolor Heron

Tricolored Heron

Tricolored Heron

Tricolor Heron

The picture of this Tricolor Heron was taken at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge near Titusville, Florida.
To hear the sound of the Tricolor Heron, click on the arrow below.

Roseate Spoonbill

Roseate Spoonbill

Roseate Spoonbill

Roseate Spoonbill

This Roseate Spoonbill was photographed at the Rookery in the Alligator Farm in St Augustine Florida. This is one of my favorite unusual birds.
To hear the sound of the Roseate Spoonbill, click on the arrow below.

Hermit Thrush

Hermit Thrush

Hermit Thrush

Hermit Thrush

The Hermit Thrush’s song has been described as one of the most beautiful sounds in nature – ethereal sounding with simple harmonic integer pitch ratios like most human music. The picture of this Hermit Thrush was taken at the Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY.
To hear the song of the Hermit Thrush, click on the arrow below.

Golden-crowned Kinglet on Branch

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Golden-crowned Kinglet on Branch

Though barely larger than a hummingbird, the frenetically active Golden-crowned Kinglet can survive –40 degree nights, sometimes huddling together for warmth. The picture of this was taken at the Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY.
To hear the song of the Golden-crowned Kinglet, click on the arrow below.

Great Horned Owlets

Great Horned Owlets

Great Horned Owlets

Great Horned Owlets on Nest

Young fully feathered Great Horned Owls are capable of flight in 45–49 days. They will exhibit hostile behavior at approach of intruder by 15 days by hissing and swaying from side to side, clapping bill and raising wing stubs. Now I understand the behavior I saw when a group of us were watching them.
To hear the song of the Great Horned Owls, click on the arrow below.

Eastern Phoebe with Insect

Eastern Phoebe with Insect

Eastern Phoebe with Insect

Eastern Phoebe with Insect

The picture of this Eastern Phoebe with Insect was taken at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens, New York.The picture of this Eastern Phoebe with Insect was photographed with the Canon 5D Mark III Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II with the 2X extender.
To hear the song of the Eastern Phoebe, click on the arrow below.

Green-winged Teal

Green-winged Teal

Green-winged Teal

A very small, brightly patterned duck, the Green-winged Teal prefers shallow ponds with lots of emergent vegetation.The picture of this Green-winged Teal was taken at Big John’s Pond in the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens, New York.
To hear the sounds of the male Green-winged Teal, click on the arrow below.

Wood Duck Male and Female

Wood Duck Male and Female

Wood Duck Male and Female

Wood Duck Male and Female

The picture of the Wood Duck Male and Female in the snow was taken in the Bronx, New York. The picture of the Wood Duck Male and Female was photographed with the Canon 5D Mark III Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II with the 2X extender.
To hear the song of the Wood Duck, click on the arrow below.

Herring Gull Immature in Flight

Herring Gull Immature in Flight

Herring Gull Immature in Flight

Herring Gull Immature in Flight

The picture of this Herring Gull Immature in Flight with a clam shell in its beak was taken at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens, New York. The picture of this Herring Gull Immature in Flight was photographed with the Canon 5D Mark III Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II with the 2X extender.
To hear the song of the Herring Gull, click on the arrow below.

Canada Goose Close-up

Canada Goose Close-up

Canada Goose Close-up

Canada Goose Close-up

The picture of this Canada Goose Close-up was taken at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. The picture of this Canada Goose Close-up was photographed with the Canon 5D Mark III Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II with the 2X extender.
To hear the song of the Canada Goose, click on the arrow below.