Northern Flicker

Hey guys, welcome back! Today, a woodpecker I always refer to myself as a ground woodpecker; the Northern Flicker. While they do "stand" on the side of trees and peck at the trunk, they typically feed on the ground, unlike most other woodpeckers, which is why I think of them as the ground woodpecker. Their... Continue Reading →

Double-crested Cormorant

Hey guys, welcome back! Today we talk about a cool, if not somewhat prehistoric-looking, waterbird; the Double-crested Cormorant! The most widespread of the number of cormorant species found in North America, the Double-crested Cormorant is all over the place in New York City, where I first saw one. I was riding my bike up the... Continue Reading →

Fox Sparrow

Hey guys, welcome back! Today we've got another sparrow! The Fox Sparrow is pretty cool, and despite that picture up there, surprisingly easy to ID. At first glance, it might seem like the key to ID is the field marks. While those certainly do play a role, this sparrow is best identified by it's size.... Continue Reading →

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