Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Spring migration

It's spring migration time and there are a lot of interesting birds to be found in Tompkins Square Park.  Below are a few highlights.

This spectacular Scarlet Tanager:

Scarlet tanager

Scarlet tanager

Catbird:

Catbird

Male Common Yellowthroat:

Common Yellowthroat

Female Common Yellowthroat:

Female common yellowthroat?

Female House Finch:

House Finch

Ovenbird:

Ovenbird

Ovenbird

Male American Redstart:

Redstart

Male Magnolia Warbler:

Magnolia Warbler

Black-and-White Warbler:

Black and white warbler

Veery:

Veery 

Some of these birds, like the Tanager, have traveled all the way from South America. How wonderful they've decided to take a rest stop in our neighborhood.  Look closely at the leafy treetops or on the ground among the short bushes and you'll see these colorful visitors.