Thursday, May 5, 2011

Baltimore Oriole eating an orange

Baltimore Oriole
Baltimore Oriole

Chris is ecstatic. We've put out oranges in late April for three years now. Each year, the orioles would build nests in a tree over the lake, but ignore our food. Today, we had our first oriole eat an orange.

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May 9, 2011 at 5:44 AM  

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Tanagers from Trinidad and Tobago

Silver-beaked Tanager
Female Silver-beaked Tanager
Silver-beaked Tanager

White-lined Tanager
Female White-lined Tanager
White-lined Tanager

Palm Tanager (male)
Palm Tanager

Turquoise Tanager
Turquoise Tanager


We haven't been birding in NJ in a little while, but plan to soon. In the meantime, we are posting a few more photos from Trinidad and Tobago.

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Scarlet Tanager

Scarlet Tanager
Scarlet Tanager


The Scarlet Tanager was our best find at Prospect Park in Brooklyn.

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Nashville Warbler from Prospect Park

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Black and White Warbler

Black and White Warbler
Black and White Warbler
Black and White Warbler


Here are some photos of an early spring migrating bird, the black and white warbler. We visited Prospect Park in Brooklyn because the weather was supposed to be nice and there had been sightings of a prothonotary warbler. No such luck for us, but we did have some great pizza, red velvet cake and ice cream after birding in Brooklyn.

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Photos by Catherine

 

Rose-breasted Grosbeak
 

White Throated Sparrow

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Common Morrhen: Photo by Wendy

 

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Black-crowned Night Heron: Photo by Nelson

 


Night Heron-Taken on our piling in Stone Harbor

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Catbirds Return

Catbird at the Jelly Feeder
Catbird at the Jelly Feeder
Gray Catbird


We look forward to the return of the gray catbird. Sometimes, this bird sounds like a crying baby. Sometimes, the catbird sounds like a cat. Sometimes, it has an upbeat, silly song.

Catbirds eat insects and come to jelly feeders.

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Blogger kryssie's daily photo said...

I just had a pair of catbirds come to my feeders here in Manchester, NJ. They are beautiful. I can't wait to capture one with the Nikon.

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Neighborhood Birds

Orchard Oriole
Orchard Oriole

Yellow Warbler
Yellow Warbler

Chickadee
Chickadee

We birded our neighborhood park this morning and ran into a few migrating birds.

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Ochre-bellied flycatcher from Trinidad

Ochre-bellied flycatcher
Ochre-bellied flycatcher

We are still sneaking in a few birds from our trip to T&T. We have a few more to go.

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Blue-chinned Sapphire sticking his tongue out.

Blue-chinned Sapphire
Blue-chinned Sapphire

One more from Trinidad.

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Blogger Patrina's Pencil said...

Really awesome shot :)

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