Birds of the Salt Marsh in Brooklyn

Marine Salt Marsh is the largest park in Brooklyn. The Marsh has a unique combination of wetlands and grasslands, an ideal habitat for many species of birds. As you walk the path near the water, the vast grassland stretches for several acres. The entire area is about 800 acres. Multiple small birds find their homeContinue reading “Birds of the Salt Marsh in Brooklyn”

Early May at Jamaica Bay Park, Queens

After a winter break, I finally visited Jamaica Bay Park. It is a heaven for bird watchers all year round. It is full of tree swallows. Their wooden nesting boxes are always occupied. Tree swallows are always on guard, constantly watching and patrolling their nests. There is something distinguished about their posture, head up andContinue reading “Early May at Jamaica Bay Park, Queens”

April birds and curious raccoon of the Central Park

You cannot visit NYC in April and not notice the squirrels vigorously digging through the leaves to look for last year’s supplies. How do they find them after so many months? I am sure they forget many, but those seeds and nuts they forget, later will repopulate the forest. White-throated sparrows (Zonotrichia albicollis) camouflage exceptionallyContinue reading “April birds and curious raccoon of the Central Park”