SPOTTED: Lots of birds! These were taken this past May. Spring migration was happening in a big way out at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge for our inaugural (but surely not our last) visit. Not pictured below but seen:
Grey Cat Bird
These were all over the place but most of the time they were just little flashes of yellow zipping past you. I love the bright red streaks.
Black and White Warbler
He was eating bugs out of this knot in the tree
Not sure about this guy, we only got his back side but he is distinctly yellow.
This was the first bird we saw when we arrived at Jamaica Bay. It occured to me after the fact that since I can't see very well in my left eye (the one I was shooting with) all of my manual focus shots were just a bit off. Oh well, plenty more opportunities to get a good one of this bird, they were all over the place!
The parent was sleeping in a large tree just behind this pond. We were excited and had never seen a black-crowned night heron before so we had no idea what it was. "Penguin?", somebody said. Then the baby came by, along with a more experienced birdwatcher, and the mystery was solved.
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (AKA STORM CROW!)
This was probably one of my favorite spots during this trip. I think it was a juvenile, the white on his chest was soooooo fluffy.