Thursday, April 26, 2018

Springtime visitors

Spring bird migration is underway and there are a lot of colorful little visitors passing through the city. Below are some recent highlights from Tompkins Square Park, La Plaza Cultural community garden, Central Park and Green-Wood Cemetery.

Blue-headed Vireo:

Blue-headed vireo

Palm Warbler:

Palm warbler

American Goldfinch:

Goldfinch

Ruby-crowned Kinglet:

Ruby-crowned kinglet

House Finch (male):

House finch

House Finch (female):

House Finch

Blue Grosbeak:

Blue grosbeak

Blue grosbeak

Chipping Sparrow:

Chipping Sparrow

Eastern Kingbird:

Eastern Kingbird

Black-and-white Warbler:

Black and white warbler

Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler:

Myrtle Warbler

Dark-eyed Junco:

Junco

Hermit Thrush:

Hermit thrush

Eastern Towhee (female):

Towhee

Common Grackle:

Grackle

As the trees bloom and insects increase, we should see more interesting birds in the weeks to come.