What's Inside for 2011

Cover: Eastern Screech Owl

January: Merlin

February: Carolina Wrens

March: Little Blue Heron

April: Common Grackle

May: Piping Plover

June: Red-bellied Woodpecker

July: Cedar Waxwing

August: Pectoral Sandpiper & Semipalmated Sandpiper

September: Snowy Egret &
Double-crested Cormorant

October: Black-throated Blue Warbler

November: Bufflehead

December: Eastern Screech Owl

Back Cover: All


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Twelve 4"x6" glossy photographs of birds from the Northeast of North America

April 2011, Common Grackle

April 2011: Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)

Common Grackles are black from a distance but the closer you get the more colorful they are. Even on cloudy days like this one, their glossy-iridescent plumage will catch the light. They are omnivorous blackbirds often gathering in raucous groups in trees or strutting about on lawns and agricultural areas.