Tag Archives: Laura Meyers Nature Photography

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.

Click arrow above to hear the sounds of the Blue Jay

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.

Click on the arrow above to hear the song of the Chestnut-side Warbler

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.

click on the above arrow to hear the song of the Black-thraated Green Warbler

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.

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.

Click on the arrow above to hear the sounds of the Blackpoll 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.

Click on arrow above to hear the sounds of the American Black Duck

Brant Foraging at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Brant
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The picture of this Brant Foraging was taken at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens New York. An abundant small goose of the ocean shores, the Brant breeds in the high Arctic tundra and winters along both coasts.

Click on the arrow above to hear the sounds of the Brant

Common Eider

Common Eider
Common Eider
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The picture of this Common Eider was photographed in Jones Beach State Park at the Coast Guard Station in New York. The Common Eider is the largest duck on North America.

To hear the sounds of the Common Eider click on the arrow above.

Brewer’s Sparrow

Brewer's Sparrow on a log
Brewer’s Sparrow
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The picture of this Brewer’s Sparrow on a log was photographed at the Hutton Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Laramie Wyoming. Brewer’s Sparrows are the most abundant bird across the vast sagebrush steppe, and their long, trilling songs are a signature sound of the landscape.

Click on the arrow above to hear the lovely Song of the Brewer’s Sparrow

Black-crowned Night-heron in Flight

Black-crowned Night-heron in Flight
Black-crowned Night-heron in Flight
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The picture of this Black-crowned Night-heron in Flight was taken at the Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Roswell, New Mexico.

Click on the above arrow hear the sounds of the Black-crowned Night-heron

Pine Siskin Foraging

Pine Siskin Foraging
Pine Siskin Foraging
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The picture of the Pine Siskin Foraging was photographed in Laramie Wyoming. Pine Siskins can temporarily store seeds totaling as much as 10% of their body mass in a part of their esophagus called the crop.

To hear the song of the Pine Siskin, click on the arrow above.