Posts Tagged 'Green-Wood'
Tags: Brooklyn, Green-Wood, reptiles, turtles
The all too-common Red-eared Slider (Trachemys scripta). Note those neck line patterns. On the same day, close by, was this specimen. This one differs by having the yellow line go up past its eye.And by having an oval shape on the neck. Missing, too, is the red stripe behind the eyes which give Red-eareds their name. The stripe can fade with age, but this one is not so large/old. Still, I can’t figure out what species this could be if not a RES.
Tags: birding, birds, Brooklyn, Green-Wood, Prospect Park
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) throwing out some wood chips from a nest cavity. Both birds were working on the excavation, and defending it from cavity-stealing Starlings. One of a pair of tiny Blue-gray Gnatcatchers (Polioptila caerulea) crafting a nest of spider webs and lichen. Yes, that’s right, spider webs and lichen.Meanwhile, having gotten the jump on practically everybody, early nesting Mourning Doves (Zenaida macroura) already have young ones clamoring for food.
And the bees evidently do it, too, although rather differently. A feral honeybee hive was just a few trees away from the Blue-grays.
Tags: birding, birds, Green-Wood
There was a leucistic American Robin (Turdus migratorius) seen in Prospect Park for at least five years, if I remember correctly. This one, spotted in Green-Wood last week, has much less pigmentation in the feathers. There’s enough of the bricky red in the breast to let you know that this is, in fact, a Robin.
But otherwise, this one sure sticks out in a crowd of Robins.
Tags: birding, birds, Brooklyn, Green-Wood