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Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Some Recent Bird Videos

Here are a few bird videos I shot over the past month:

Whimbrel, Plum Beach, September 7, 2014

Whimbrels are general pretty scarce around Brooklyn, but this cooperative individual was my third sighting this year.


Western Kingbird, Calvert Vaux Park, September 20, 2014

This Western Kingbird was only the second record of this species in Brooklyn. As this western species tends to do, it disappeared after spending only a day in the park along Coney Island Creek.


Black Skimmers, Coney Island, September 24, 2014

Every fall Black Skimmers begin to congregate on the beach at Brooklyn's Coney Island as they prepare to migrate south. I've counted as many as 2,500 in the past.


Tree Swallows, Floyd Bennettt Field, October 4, 2014

A swarm of approximately 1,000 Tree Swallows touched down in the trees and shrubs along the edge of one of the runways following a brief thunderstorm. It looks like we are in a boat because of the lake-sized puddle on the roadway.

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