Bird I saw at Yaddo Gardens in Saratoga, NY

by Julie
(Saratoga, NY/USA)


I saw this beautiful bird flying around today and caught a photo of him as he landed one time. He was perched over a large pond, and spots he moved to were other advantageous hunting spots for him over the pond it seemed. Thought it was a form of woodpecker by the way it was flying. Can anyone help identify this bird for me? I've been looking on line and need help.

Comments for Bird I saw at Yaddo Gardens in Saratoga, NY

Click here to add your own comments

Aug 14, 2016
Replying from Yaddo
by: Julie

Unfortunately I could not see it's breast markings or get close enough to see its eyes. I wish we could have. But when it flew it had iridescent green tail feathers in the back.

Aug 14, 2016
bird i saw at yaddo gardens in saratoga, ny
by: Brook

Can you describe any breast markings and color and approx size for us, please? Could you see the color of it's eyes?

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to What Is This Bird?.



Coming Soon

Recent Articles

  1. Hawks

    May 25, 17 03:35 PM

    Flies into my backyard and terrifies all the black birds and song birds. Its large, haw-like, silver gray with light tan breast and hawk or Kite like bill.

    Read More

  2. mystery bird

    May 24, 17 06:51 PM

    she or he was small like a pheobe black feathers on the back and a white belly but the head had spiky feathers im unsure what kind it was it flies fast

    Read More

  3. 2017 update on Rose Breasted Grosbeaks on our place

    May 22, 17 01:56 PM

    It has been a couple of years since 'we' reported on the Rose Breasted Grosbeaks at our feeders. Mostly due to having to pull in our bird feeders in April

    Read More