Saturday, May 30, 2009

Willow Flycatcher

Adult male Willow Flycatcher, Franklin Twp, NJ in May. Several areas in Franklin hold them, at least in part because Franklin Twp makes some effort to keep a fair amount of open space. Some of these grasslands are invaluable for declining birds like Grasshopper Sparrow and Bobolink, although Willow Flycatcher is a little more versatile and not under quite so much pressure as those two specialists.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Golden-winged Warbler

Adult male, NY in May. Rapidly declining under the twin pressure of habitat loss and hybridization with the more dominant Blue-winged Warbler, there are still a few pockets of this species to be found in the north-east.