Category Archives: Birds

Blue Jay in Tree

Blue Jay in Tree

The photograph of this Blue Jay in a Tree was photographed at Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn New York. The black bridle across the face, nape, and throat varies extensively and may help Blue Jays recognize one another.

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Northern Parula Warbler on Branch

Northern Paula Warbler
Northern Parula Warbler on branche photographed in Green-wood Cemetery Brooklyn New York

The picture of this Northern Parula Warbler was photographed in Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn New York during Fall Migration. They tend to flutter around at the tips of branches quickly plucking insects or reaching out to grab prey.

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Chestnut-sided Warbler Fall

Chestnut-sided Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler Fall in Tree photographed at Green-wood Cemetery Brooklyn New YOrk

The picture of this Chestnut-sided Warbler Fall was photographed at Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. The Chestnut-sided Warbler sings two basic songs: one is accented at the end (the pleased-to-meetcha song), and the other is not.

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Black-throated Green Warbler Fall

Black-throated Green Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler Fall in Tree

The picture of this Black-throated Green Warbler during fall migration was photographed at Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. Many bird watchers know its distinctive and persistent song, sometimes transcribed as trees trees I love trees, that’s easy to remember.

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Brown-headed Cowbird in the Grass

Brown-headed Cowbird foraging in the grass
Male Brown-headed Cowbird foraging in the grasses.

The picture of this Brown-headed Cowbird in the grass was photographed at Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. Brown-headed Cowbirds feed mostly on seeds from grasses and weeds, with some crop grains. Insects such as grasshoppers and beetles, often caught as cows and horses stir them into movement, make up about a quarter of a cowbird’s diet.

Eastern Kingbird on Branch

Eastern Kingbird on a branch
Eastern Kingbird on Branch photographed at Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY

The Eastern Kingbird is a sturdy, medium-sized songbird with a large head, upright posture, square-tipped tail, and a relatively short, straight bill.

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Blackpoll Warbler on Branch

Male Breeding Blackpoll Warbler on Branch.
Blackpoll Warbler on Branch

The picture of this Male Blackpoll Warbler in breeding plumage was photographed at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens New York. These birds breed so far north that the best times for most people to see them are in spring and fall, as they migrate through North America.

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Black-throated Blue Warbler on Tree

Black-throated Blue Warbler Male on Tree

The picture of the Black-throated Blue Warbler was photographed at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens New York. Unlike other warblers that molt into “confusing fall plumage,” male Black-throated Blue Warblers keep their distinctive black-and-blue plumage year-round.

Click on the above arrow to hear the song of the Black-throated Blue Warbler

American Black Duck in Flight

Ameircan Black Duck in Flight

The picture of the American Black Duck in Flight was photographed at the Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey. Look for American Black Ducks in both fresh and saltwater in eastern North America, where they will look like female Mallards except with an olive-yellow bill and overall darker, higher-contrast plumage.

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