Category Archives: Birds

Magic creep show

Becoming practically invisible when seen from behind against dark bark, this little Brown creeper (Certhia americana) was hard to spot — a bit less cryptic if seeing its white underparts from the side or while in flight from tree to … Continue reading

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Northern flights

Searching the Spring tree tassles for tiny insects, in a bit of turnabout, this Northern Parula may have gotten its own taste of ‘warbler’s neck’ discomfort.

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The Red and the Black

A lone male Scarlet tanager poked about in the woods for a bit. When he moved from branch to branch, it took some looking to find him again despite his blazing red & black jacket.

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Magnolia P.I. – Bug Hunter

Looking for insects that might be lurking among the pollen-filled fringe, this Magnolia warbler was nice enough to sit & pose in between bites.

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Warblerhood

An unexpected treat popped into view back in the woods at Weltz Park — a male Hooded warbler (Setophaga citrina).

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Gull-lover’s Travels

Although probably fin-up to stay balanced on a submerged rock as the tide continued to come in, this Harbor seal seemed to be waving at a white-headed gull that was perched nearby in Sandy Hook Bay. If so, perhaps this … Continue reading

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A Pate of Blue

In a thick stand of trees, this Blue-headed vireo (Vireo solitarius) was probably searching for buggy treats among the branches.

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