By Jim Roetzel and Jim Zipp, Photographers, Dr. Roger J. Lederer, Writer, Twin Lights Publishers
Description: the range of habitats and seasonal affects all through New England are conducive to over seven hundred species of birds in the course of diverse occasions of the yr. As skilled bird-watchers and masterful poultry photographers, Jim Roetzel and Jim Zipp have traveled commonly around the New England sector sighting the local chook inhabitants up shut. Their pictures seize the attributes of over 2 hundred avian species in beautiful, colourful aspect, reflecting particular habit and habitats in every one picture, as in basic terms skilled and passionate birders can.
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Gulls, unlike terns, are heavier bodied with a slightly hooked upper bill. They do not dive but are opportunistic feeders on a variety of foods and are common on garbage piles. This photo shows a bird in its third winter plumage, about to molt into its adult feathers. More tern-like than other gulls, the Bonaparte’s has a thin bill and ternlike flight. It nests in trees while other gulls regularly nest on the ground. It was named after a nephew of Napoleon who was a zoologist. The species’ scientific name comes from the site of its first collection and description.
Their colors vary from yellowish to red, depending on the levels of red pigment they ingest. They may breed any time of year as their breeding cycles are heavily dependent on food supplies. 68 PROPERY OF TWIN LIGHTS PUBLISHERS PROPERY OF TWIN LIGHTS PUBLISHERS PROPERY OF TWIN LIGHTS PUBLISHERS PROPERY OF TWIN LIGHTS PUBLISHERS PROPERY OF TWIN LIGHTS PUBLISHERS PROPERY OF TWIN LIGHTS PUBLISHERS OPPOSITE TOP BOTTOM Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia) White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) This familiar bird gets its name from its “chick-a-dee-dee-dee” call.
They seldom fly on their wintering grounds and migrate only at night. Of the seven species of grebes in the United States this is the second largest. It winters on the coast. During migration, it sticks to the coast during the day but at night it flies over land. It eats feathers, as do all grebes, to protect the stomach from fish bones. Pied means patched and refers to the black band on the white bill. Rarely seen flying, these birds prefer to dunk beneath the water when disturbed. Like other grebes, the newly hatch young ride on the back of the parents until independent although they can swim almost immediately after hatching.