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Big Eyes

Perched between the water and the woods at Sandy Hook, this smallish falcon may be a Merlin (Falco columbarius). Advertisements

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Migrate expectations

Flitting around on a seaside cedar tree, this Cape May warbler (Setophaga tigrina) was more intent on finding insects than tempted by berries. While there, he raided a spider web for its ready-made prey (or perhaps the spider itself).

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Wood churning oven

This little Ovenbird seemed rather social — or at least unconcerned with our presence. It sat still on a nearby branch for a while, then later flicked up the leaf-litter looking for bugs while we walked alongside.

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Sing Out Mister

Along a narrow section of land separating the reservoir from a nearby protected wetland, this little Warbling vireo was singing for all it was worth.

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Kings crimson

A lucky day to be in the woods — seeing three male Scarlet tanagers (Piranga olivacea) was the prize. Siblings or just acquaintances, they roamed the trees of the North Trail together.

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Eyes white open

Always a pleasure to see, this White-eyed vireo (Vireo griseus) has to be one of the cutest songbird tourists in town for the summer.

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Eastern freebie

Blending in with the smooth gray tree trunks & charcoal shadows, this little Eastern phoebe was still noticeable as it groomed, preened, and perch-posed — a nice complimentary performance.

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