With an abundance of energy this little guy looks frantic as he forages in the lower branches of shrubs and trees.
The Fox Sparrow forages for food with a double scratch method which involves a hop forward with a quick hop back, scratching the leafy surface with both feet. This feeding behavior is common among some Sparrows and Towhees.
Flocks of these nomadic finches range widely and erratically across the continent each winter in response depending on seed crops. They are gregarious feeders and can wipe out your seed very fast so if you do happen to get a flock during the winter make sure to stock up on the seed.
With bright yellow underparts, a soft brown back and a jet black "V" across their chest the Eastern Meadowlark is a beautiful sight. When it flies its short tail, long bill and rounded wings help separate it from other grassland songbirds.
On the open grasslands an Eastern Meadowlark sits on top of its perch singing a wonderful song declaring winter is over and spring has arrived. It also sings to attract its mate.
Very bold black and white stripes on the head make this sparrow one of the easiest to identify.
Peeking out of the pines at Croton Point Park, NY.
Watching this bird hunt is a fascinating experience. Alone up in the tree branches he searches for his prey. He will either dive right from the perch or hover over the water. Either way there is a big splash and if lucky you see this magnificent bird fly up out of the water with a nice fish.
The male Bobolink in his breeding plumage is a stunning sight. He is the only North American bird to have a white back and wings with an all black underbelly. The straw colored patch on his head tops off a beautiful, handsome bird.
Female was putting some finishing touches on her new nest.
Just a stunning bird.