Sunday, May 31, 2015

Not exactly exotic

Still a few warblers in town. The handsome parula.
The black and white warbler
This really caught my attention. West 71st street. Somebody dropped a rasher of bacon.  It was totally eaten in less than five minutes.
A real masterpiece, marvelous sparrow nest held in place by pigeon spikes on a multi-million dollar town house. I love the creativity of the sparrows.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Summer regulars for now

I don't expect anything extraordinary now. It's summer,no more migrating birds.The robin is fine with me.
So is the handsome blue jay
Didn't expect this, the male towhee

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Still migrants to be seen

The blackpoll
The Canada warbler, love this bird
The black throated green warbler
Way on high, the female rose breasted grosbeak, oh please fly down.
Bye bye birdie.


Monday, May 25, 2015

The titmouse and the robin

Titmouse cluster going after buglets.
Suddenly robin was at my feet. Okay, have a cranberry, mmmm good.
The catbird was watching this activity.
Sparrow collecting lunch for nestlings.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Looking through leaves

The male black and white warbler.  Bold colors
The gentle veery
      This was a total surprise, a "what's that" bird. Looks like a sparrow, but walks differently and is smaller. A more experienced birder identified this sweet bird, a Lincoln sparrow, first time for me. Pretty and sweet.                           
Then into the leaves came the male chestnut-sided warbler. Love this bird.  First time I ever saw this bird I thought it was the prettiest "sparrow" I had ever seen. That was nine years ago. Live and learn.