The baby birds pictured below were all born this summer in New York City despite noise, pollution, and about eight million people. Despite all that and snow, ice, and freezing temperatures, or a trip to Florida or Mexico, they will be here next spring to start families of their own.
|A family of Canada geese, Branta canadensis, in the East River.|
|This baby rock pigeon, Columba livia, was born |
on a Manhattan building ledge.
|Baby American robins, Turdus americana, look like |
adults with spots.This one was born in a tree behind
the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
|These Mallard ducklings, Ana platyrhynchus, were |
born by The Pond in Central Park, across the street
from the Plaza Hotel.
|This baby blue jay, Cyanocitta cristata, was born |
on Manhattan'supper west side in Central Park near
the Shakespeare Garden.
|This baby northern cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis, |
was born in my condo garden in Brooklyn.