The picture of this beautiful Female Scarlet Tanager was taken at The Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York during Spring Migration at the Crescent Waters.
The picture of this intense looking Adult Male Purple Martin was taken at the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Dover, Delaware. It was taken with the Canon5D Mark III with the Canon 300mm II plus 2X lens.
There were lots of Eastern Phoebes at Green-wood Cemetery this past Sunday. In 1804, the Eastern Phoebe became the first banded bird in North America. John James Audubon attached silvered thread to an Eastern Phoebe’s leg to track its return in successive years.
Tree Swallows on Nest Box
It is wonderful to have the Tree Swallows back inhabiting the air space and nest boxes at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. And as you can see, they are being their same chatty selves. Tree Swallows winter farther north than any other American swallows and return to their nesting grounds long before other swallows come back.