Saturday, October 4, 2008

Belted Kingfisher



We are getting better at kingfisher photos, or he is getting less camera shy. This one was very active fishing today, hitting the water several times with a big splash. Once, it hovered for about 30 seconds flapping its wings like a giant hummingbird.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a question. I live & work in NJ as a landscaper. A few days ago I was following up on a job & I ran into a strange prehistoric looking bird. Which turns out to resemble a king fisher 9in. tall 14in long & very husky! Colors were a light brown w/ few dark brown areas. How do i find out what it was? Thanks, Joe from camden co.- JB911TS@aol.com

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Contributed Photos

Here are some photos sent in recently.


Hairy Woodpecker and Sparrows
I took this photo a month or so ago, the Hairy Woodpecker stopped by to visit for a couple of days and then moved on, we have lived in Butler for several years and never had a Hairy visit before, the Sparrows are regular visitors. Picture by misseymarie : )


From Jeffery, Cherry Hill NJ




From Kathy


From Monica: Osprey seen on Lake Lackawanna October 4, 2008 in my back yard! M

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Osprey at Lake Nelson

Osprey

Hello, bird lovers! Well, what an evening we had. It was not a sunny day but since it was warm, we said let's just go out in the boat. At first we weren't even going to take the camera since it was a gray day. We got a out a little and we saw a cormorant, so Mike said we have to go back because we don't have any cormorant photos with the new camera. So, off we go again with the camera, binoculars, and an apple, in case we needed something to sustain ourselves. Sure glad we had that camera! What a great treat to see the osprey. Mike spotted it in the tree first; its white head gave it away. We saw it dive for fish a few times, and it really didn't seem bothered by us at all, unlike the Kingfishers who were also around today and still can't stand us. We were really surprised by the little chirpy call this osprey makes. It was cute for such a big bird as opposed to the tiny wren who has such a loud song.

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Great Blue Heron at Lake Nelson

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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Tufted Titmouse standing on a suet feeder

Tufted Titmouse

The Tufted Titmouse rarely comes to the suet feeder. Today, he just used it as a perch.

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