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  • Location: Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
  • Source: Geoff Tripoli
  • Info: Live streaming webcam showing garden birds at a feeder in New York, United States. The webcam gives an interesting close up view of the birds.
    The Audubon Guide to North American Birds is a fantastic online guide to identifyling birds.

More info: The most common backyard birds throughout the year in the state of New York are the following, in order of frequency : Blue Jay, American Robin, Northern Cardinal, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Mourning Dove, American Goldfinch and European Starling.

The blue jay is native to eastern North America. It breeds in both deciduous and coniferous forests, and is common in residential areas. The blue jay feeds mainly on seeds and nuts, such as acorns, soft fruits; arthropods; and occasionally small vertebrates. It typically gleans food from trees, shrubs, and the ground, and sometimes hawks insects from the air. Blue Jays can be very aggressive to other birds.

The American robin is widely distributed throughout North America, wintering from southern Canada to central Mexico and along the Pacific Coast. It is the state bird of Connecticut, Michigan, and Wisconsin. The American robin is active mostly during the day and assembles in large flocks at night. Its diet consists of invertebrates (such as beetle grubs, earthworms, and caterpillars), fruits, and berries. It is one of the earliest bird species to lay its eggs, beginning to breed shortly after returning to its summer range from its winter range.

The northern cardinal can be found in south eastern Canada, through the eastern United States from Maine to Minnesota to Texas, and south through Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala. It is also an introduced species in a few locations such as Bermuda and Hawaii. The northern cardinal feeds mainly on grain but will also eat insects and fruit.

The American crow is a common bird found throughout much of North America. It is all black, with iridescent feathers. The American crow is omnivorous. It will feed on invertebrates of all types, carrion, scraps of human food, seeds, eggs and nestlings, stranded fish on the shore and various grains. American crows are active hunters and will prey on mice, frogs, and other small animals.