This male Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea), in his subdued non-breeding plumage, was capturing wasps on Lookout Hill during fall migration. These birds are usually pretty high up in the trees, but this one was acting like a flycatcher not so far above eye-level.
- The escape, for those who afford it, from New York to the far north of Greenwich Village during summer yellow fever outbreaks. 1 hour ago
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