Recent Birds

All the evidence pointed to nesting American Oystercatchers in here. Keep your dogs on leash!Brand new Starlings have been everywhere.A fledged Chipping Sparrow. Hardly looks it, but could fly.Quiet while the parent was foraging nearby, but loud when the parent was near.Here’s another, some days later.And another…Common Grackle fledgling. Yellow Warbler: one of the few warbler species to nest within the city. Judging by their songs, they’re nesting all over Jamaica Bay, but usually you only get a glimpse of them. Heard one in Green-Wood, too, recently.

5 Responses to “Recent Birds”


  1. 1 Peggy Herron June 17, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    It was a real treat meeting you on Sat and thanks for iNaturalist. I loved seeing the person who photographed the fungus in Prospect Park, I’m not sure fungus is the correct term . I have to do some reading on them.
    Did you find any Damselflies?

    • 2 mthew June 17, 2019 at 1:09 pm

      My pleasure, Peggy! It was delightful meeting you, too!

      Only saw Fragile Forktails, but they were seen in abundance. And one example of another species, which was probably Eastern Forktail, but wouldn’t stop moving…

  2. 3 Paul Lamb June 18, 2019 at 5:35 am

    Also, I especially like the spiral pattern in the branch in the last two photos!

    • 4 mthew June 18, 2019 at 7:07 am

      Me too! A vine got in there at some point and semi-choked the growing branch. Saw a corkscrewed tree like this recently, don’t seem to have posted a picture of it yet, though.


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