Hi Microtus, the photo was taken at Jones Woods park on Staten Island, which is rather close to the New York Harbor (a bit under a mile away). It was also a photo taken by a trail camera, so nobody was there to intimidate the bird (maybe relevant for more shy species).
Thank you all for the suggestions, they're all so helpful!
The lighting definitely makes the photo rough. Sorry about the greenish tint, @Nutcracker. I'm pretty sure that the lighter patches on the back and head are all sunlight reflecting off the back. I am leaning towards grackle based on...
New York City Summer Identification Qs
I have two shots, both of which are from Staten Island, NY in late August 2019. Does anyone have any ideas?
For the first one, unfortunately it's a poor angle, but maybe those undertail coverts might be distinct?
And I'm thinking the second is...
I am doing some field research and I came across this bird on my field camera. The photo was taken on Staten Island, NY, on September 12. I am guessing it's a female Scarlet Tanager, but I'd like to have some second opinions.
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Hey guys, this wasn't my own shot, but it was on a friend's snapchat 8-P
This bird was spotted just today, about 5-6 PM in Manhattan, apparently on a sidewalk. The bird flew off right after this picture was taken. Could it be a lost vagrant? A captive that was released? Any ideas?
Hi everyone! A few days ago in early July (very hot, most of the birds migrated up North), when I was on vacation in Miami, I saw a specific species of bird that I just can't figure out. Could somebody ID it for me? Sorry if the pictures aren't too great.
Thank you so much!