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Tree Swallows

Tachycineta bicolor.
The problem is staying on. Remember how the male American Kestrel bunched up his claws so not to dig into his partner’s back? 8 more words

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Even More Swedish Birds

Ladusvala. (Barn) Swallow (Hirundo rustica).This is most common species of swallow in the world. The European subspecies H. rustica rustica is very much less rufus underneath than the New World… 63 more words

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Raptor Wednesday

The male of the #BrooklynKestrels pair is stashing prey in a rotted-out knot in his favorite perching tree. This photo is through the screen, rain, and foliage. 206 more words

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Forecast: Birds

A very few of the birds noted on recent trips to Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Central Park, and Green-Wood Cemetery:Exploration of nest box at Jamaica Bay’s West Pond. 80 more words

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Mammal Monday

Sciurus vulgaris.I think it’s ice-cream…

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B.B. Cuckoo

The Black-billed Cuckoo is relatively elusive, which is surprising for such a long-tailed creature. “Sluggish and secretive” says Cornell’s All About Birds about Coccyzus erythropthalmus… 260 more words

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Weekend Kestrels

The female is rarely seen these days. She emerges from the cornice nest and flies up to the London Plane on 41st Street to take food bought up by her mate. 93 more words

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