Birds

Birds

Great Egret

Great Egret preening itself. An elegant bird, but a ruthless killer – I watched it catch three fish in the space of ten minutes! Taken at Swan Lake, Rockefeller State Park Preserve, NY on 5.9.2021

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Scarlet Tanager

I hiked with my friend Sarah this morning, and I was thrilled when she spotted a male scarlet tanager in a tree ahead of us. It was my first time photographing this bird! Taken at Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown NY on 5.12.2021

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Male black-throated blue warbler

That moment when you spot an elusive bird, but you are convinced that your one quick snap before it flew away is blurry. Then you get home and pull up the image… and discover that by some miracle, just the right part is in focus! Male black-throated blue warbler, taken […]

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Killdeer

I was able to get a much better picture of a killdeer on my second trip to Edith. G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary in Rye, NY, once I knew what I was looking for. This bird scurried very fast through the grass and periodically lay down and tried to disappear, but […]

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Purple martins

The purple martins are still in their nesting boxes, and this time I was lucky enough to capture a pair of them side by side, so you can see the differences. Male on the left is all blue/purple; female on the right has more gray. Taken at Croton Point Park, […]

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Eastern bluebird

Another weekend walk at Rockefeller, another very cooperative male Eastern Bluebird who was happy to pose for me! The flash of bright blue flying past always gives me a thrill. Taken at Rockefeller State Park Preserve, NY on 4.18.2021

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Purple Martin

Purple martins are the largest member of the swallow family in the USA. They return each year to these purpose-built teardrop shaped nesting boxes. Taken at Croton Point Park, NY on 4.8.2021 The bird in the center right of this photo is a plastic decoy martin, designed to attract the […]