Weekend Birds, Ice, Sky

Mimus polyglottosNorthern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglots). This bird was quite territorial, chasing robins, sparrows, and me, making two passes overhead. Spring must be not too far away.Picoides pubescensDowny Woodpercker (Picoides pubescens). A rather subtle tapping alerted me to this one.LarusSize comparison between Herring (Larus smithsonianus) and Ring-billed (Larus delawarensis). All of the above were in Brooklyn Bridge Park.InwoodGratuitous: Inwood Hill in winter with Canada geese and a couple of Mallards in the foreground.HudsonAnd the Hudson from Fort Tryon. Spent some time — but not that much time in the cold — scanning the ice floes for Bald Eagles. No luck. A friend in Riverdale spotted a dozen eagles on the ice below him on the river in the thick of the cold this week. sky

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3 Responses to “Weekend Birds, Ice, Sky”


  1. 1 Linda Musial January 27, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    Hi there Matthew, Do you know anything about the Dolphin in the East River that was spotted March, 2013? I am a GED teacher at Project Renewal and my students are curious about this dolphin. Sincerely, Linda Musial, a teacher

  2. 3 Ben @ Rocksalt Shop February 1, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    I can’t wait for spring to arrive, that burst of life from what can seem like a quiet earth is a true joy year after year, thank you for sharing your pictures and keep exploring.


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