The picture of this Veery on a tree stump was taken in the ramble in Central Park during Spring migration. I rarely do get to photograph this bird as they are very secretive and seem to always be in the shadows as this particular bird was. Luckily I was able to capture a moment and the photo this time.
Although it can climb up the trunks of trees and hammer on wood like other woodpeckers, the Northern Flicker prefers to find food on the ground. Ants are its main food, and the flicker digs in the dirt to find them. It uses its long barbed tongue to lap up the ants.
Click the arrow below to hear the sounds for the Northern Flicker
This little beauty is a male Magnolia Warbler in breeding plumage. I took this picture in the ramble in Central Park yesterday. I have been using the Canon EOS 5D Mark III with the Canon 100-400mm lens with a Canon 600 flash with a better beamer. I find that I need to use a flash in the ramble in Central Park most of the time because the birds are usually in shaded areas. The length of the Magnolia Warbler is 4.3 – 5.1 inches.
The picture of this Eastern Towhee on branch in was taken in Central Park. This picture of the Eastern Towhee was taken with the Canon 5D Mark III with the 100-400mm lens and the Canon 600 EX flash with the better beamer attached. I find that I need to use a flash a lot when shooting pictures in the ramble in Central Park because of all the shaded areas I find myself in and the birds.
Central Park was filled with the lovely White-throated Sparrows in breeding plumage yesterday. Crisp facial markings make the White-throated Sparrow an attractive bird as well as a hopping, flying anatomy lesson. There’s the black eyestripe, the white crown and supercilium, the yellow lores, the white throat bordered by a black whisker, or malar stripe.