The picture of this Red-tailed Hawk Taking Off was photographed at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens, New York. It was photographed at the West Pond not too far from the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor center on a really cold windy day in March.
To hear the song of the Red-tailed Hawk, click on the arrow below.
The picture of this Downy Woodpecker Closeup was taken at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, New York. The picture of this Down Woodpecker Closeup was photographed with the Canon 5D Mark III Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II with the 2X extender.
To hear the song of the Downy Woodpecker, click on the arrow below.
Pine Warbler eating an insect at the Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. The Pine Warbler is one of the first Warblers to arrive during spring migration. Males sing in even, rich trills from the tops of pines.
The Common Yellowthroat was one of the first bird species to be catalogued from the New World, when a specimen from Maryland was described by Linnaeus in 1766. Carl Linnaeus is often called the Father of Taxonomy. His system for naming, ranking, and classifying organisms is still in wide use today (with many changes). His ideas on classification have influenced generations of biologists during and after his own lifetime
Click on arrow below to hear the song of the Common Yellowthroat
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.
The picture of this male Ruby-crowned Kinglet on a branch was taken in the New York Botanical Gardens near the Twin Lakes area.
One of North America’s smallest birds, the Ruby-crowned Kinglet can be recognized by its constant wing-flicking. The male shows its red crown only infrequently. The length of the Ruby-crowned Kinglet is 3.5 to 4.5 inches and is constant motion making it quite the challenge to photograph.