When my wife Sandy and I used to travel around the US and Canada chasing after birds we would inevitably be asked the same question. “Being such avid birders why do you live in NYC?” Our answer was always the same. Come visit us and we’ll show you why. Here is a sampling of the birds I photographed this past Spring in both NYC and out lying areas no more than an hour away. Hope you enjoy them. Click on thumbnails to see full size photo.