The weather has been bitter lately and, frankly, I’m not in the mood for it. As a result, I stayed close to home this weekend with no birding on the itinerary. Bronx birds are good enough at times like these. Besides the trash bird triumvirate (pigeons, starlings, and house sparrows) plenty of fun species frequent these parts. Red-tails and gulls fly over the Bronx as readily as anywhere else. Crows are at home here, as are jays, cardinals, mockingbirds, grackles, and all the usual NYC woodpeckers. And even in the absence of feeders, our trees shelter finches, doves, nuthatches, chickadees, and titmice all year round.

That’s fine by me. Titmice are nice.

Tufted Titmouse
Tufted Titmouse

Written by Mike
Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.