Just for the heck of it I thought I would share some recent shots of some relatively common birds from my pre-work stops at Van Saun Park, mostly because if I don’t use them in a post like this I don’t know what I would use them for. Enjoy!

House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus (click for a bigger version)

Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis

Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos

Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus

Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina

Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis

Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus

I love getting some birding in before work!

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Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy, their son, Desmond Shearwater, and their indoor cat, B.B. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.