The Eastern Kingbird is a sturdy, medium-sized songbird with a large head, upright posture, square-tipped tail, and a relatively short, straight bill.
The picture of this Immature Common Grackle was photographed in Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. Immature Common Grackles are more brown and not glossy with darker eyes than adults.
The picture of this Male Blackpoll Warbler in breeding plumage was photographed at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens New York. These birds breed so far north that the best times for most people to see them are in spring and fall, as they migrate through North America.
The picture of the Black-throated Blue Warbler was photographed at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens New York. Unlike other warblers that molt into “confusing fall plumage,” male Black-throated Blue Warblers keep their distinctive black-and-blue plumage year-round.
The picture of this Male House Sparrow was photographed at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens New York. House Sparrows in flocks have a pecking order. Males with larger patches of black tend to be older and dominant over males with less black.