In early May 2017, a young blue grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) was chowing down on bees at the beehive at Battery Park (at the southern tip of Manhattan). It stayed around for a few days, and I filmed the youngster on May 10 and 11. 

  Blue grosbeak, Battery Park, New York, May 11, 2017

Blue grosbeak, Battery Park, New York, May 11, 2017

The bird flitted around the hives, grabbing many bees at it could gobble, then he would fly off to a nearby tree and return to eat some more. We would call out when he'd appear from behind, beneath or in front of a beehive. The little guy was quite active, and the Filming the Feathers video is almost as jumpy as he was. It is set to one of the London Trios by Franz Joseph Haydn, obtained from MusOpen.org.

Because the bird was so fast, I really didn't get a chance to do more than take video footage. There were three photos, which are all on this page (one as the photo for the video).

  Blue grosbeak, Battery Park, May 11, 2017

Blue grosbeak, Battery Park, May 11, 2017