Category Archives: Sparrows

Fox Sparrow

Fox Sparrow

Fox Sparrow

Fox Sparrow

The picture of this Fox Sparrow was taken at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, New York. The picture of this Fox Sparrow was photographed with the Canon 5D Mark III Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II with the 2X extender. The Fox Sparrow is one of the sparrows that winter in New York City.
To hear the song of the Fox Sparrow, click on the arrow below.

Lincoln’s Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow

Lincoln’s Sparrow

Lincoln’s Sparrow

The picture of this Lincoln’s Sparrow was taken at the Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. The picture of this Lincoln’s Sparrow was photographed with the Canon 5D Mark III Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II with the 2X extender.
To hear the song of the Lincoln’s Sparrow, click on the arrow below.

Song Sparrow in Snow

Song Sparrow in Snow

Song Sparrow in Snow

Song Sparrow in Snow

The picture of this Song Sparrow in Snow was taken at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, New York. The picture of this Song Sparrow in Snow was photographed with the Canon 5D Mark III Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II with the 2X extender.
To hear the song of the Song Sparrow, click on the arrow below.
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Dark-eyed Junco in Snow

Dark-eyed Junco in Snow

Dark-eyed Junco in Snow

Dark-eyed Junco in Snow

The picture of this Dark-eyed Junco in Snow was taken at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, New York. The picture of this Dark-eyed Junco in Snow was photographed with the Canon 5D Mark III Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II with the 2X extender.
To hear the song of the Dark-eyed Junco, click on the arrow below.

Savannah Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

The picture of this pretty Savannah Sparrow was photographed at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge near the visitor’s center during fall migration.

To hear the song of the Savannah Sparrow, click on the arrow below.

Red-eyed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo Eat a Berry

The picture of this Red-eyed Vireo eating a berry was photographed at the Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn New York during fall migration. A Red-eyed Vireo eats both insects and fruit. I photographed this Red-eyed Vireo with the Canon 5D Mark III Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II with the 2X extender in the early sunny morning.

To hear the song of the Red-eyed Vireo, click on the arrow below.

Eastern Towhee Male

Eastern Towhee Male

Eastern Towhee Male

Eastern Towhee

The picture of this male Eastern Towhee exiting the bird bath was taken near the visitor’s center at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens, New York. The picture of this male Eastern Towhee 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 Towhee, click on the arrow below.

White-throated Sparrow Holding Toe

White-throated Sparrow Holding Toe

White-throated Sparrow Holding Toe

White-throated Sparrow Holding Toe

There are two adult plumage variations for the White-throated Sparrow which are the tan-striped and white-striped forms.The photograph above is the tan form, the crown is dark brown with a tan central stripe. The two color morphs of the White-throated Sparrows occur in approximately equal numbers. Both male and female white-striped birds are more aggressive than tan-striped birds during the breeding season.

Savannah Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

The picture of this lovely Savannah Sparrow was taken at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge during the winter months. I used the Canon 5D Mark III Camera with the Canon 100-400mm lens for this photograph. The Savannah Sparrow has a small head, and telltale yellow spot before the eye. Savannah Sparrows are one of the most numerous songbirds in North America.

Fox Sparrow

Fox Sparrow

Fox Sparrow

Fox Sparrow

Fox Sparrows are dark, splotchy sparrows of dense thickets. Named for the rich red hues that many Fox Sparrows wear, this species is nevertheless one of our most variable birds, with four main groups that can range from foxy red to gray to dark brown. The picture of this pretty Fox Sparrow was taken in the Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.

Dark-eyed Junco

Dark-eyed Junco

Dark-eyed Junco

Dark-eyed Junco

Juncos are the “snowbirds” of the middle latitudes. Over most of the eastern United States, they appear as winter sets in and then retreat northward each spring. Dark-eyed Juncos are primarily seed-eaters.The photograph of this Dark-eyed Junco with a background of crab apples was taken at the New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx, New York.

Chipping Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow on Branch

Chipping Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow

A crisp, pretty sparrow whose bright rufous cap both provides a splash of color and makes adults fairly easy to identify. Chipping Sparrows are common across North America wherever trees are interspersed with grassy openings. This picture of this Chipping Sparrow was taken at the New York Botanical Gardens in the conifer area.

Their loud, trilling songs of the Chipping Sparrow are one of the most common sounds of spring woodlands and suburbs.

To hear the song of the Chipping Sparrow click the arrow below

Song of the Chipping Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow Breeding Plumage

White-throated_Sparrow

White-throated_Sparrow

The picture of this very handsome White-throated Sparrow was taken in the Azalea Garden at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. Spring is definitely attempting to peek through the winter drapery – there was an azalea flower in full bloom. This means that the White-throated Sparrows will be taking off soon – I will miss them and the image of them diligently scraping the ground for food.

Female House Sparrow

Female House Sparrow

Female House Sparrow


The picture of this female House Sparrow with lots of personality was taken at Stuyvesant Cove which is on the East River in Manhattan between 18th Street and 23rd Street. It was taken on a cold day when there was a wonderful fog encompassing the East River and Stuyvesant Cove.

Song Sparrow in Snow

Song Sparrow in Snow

Song Sparrow in Snow


The picture of this Song Sparrow in the snow was taken just after the large snow storm we had here in New York City. The snow melted within two days. One of my favorite ways to photograph birds is in the snow because of the way the white shows off the bids and lights up the whole bird. I used the my Canon 5D Mark III which with the Canon 100-400mm lens which is my favorite walk about combination.