Monday, October 13, 2008

Great Egret

Egret

We went out in the boat at dusk and saw quite a few birds. On the way back, Chris spotted an egret hidden by the shore. We watched for a few minutes and saw him catch a few small fish.

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Belted Kingfisher Evening

Belted Kingfisher
So, what once appeared to be a bird that could not stand us is now a bird that entertained us for an hour or two. There were two kingfishers playing a game of tag or chase and making all kinds of noise. They were oblivious to our presence and to anyone else that walked by the area. What was also entertaining is what we now refer to as the crazy carnivorous pigeon. There was a third bird with them for a while. It was a little larger, a little whiter, and it made dives to the surface of the lake and flew around like the kingfishers. We certainly did not expect it to be a pigeon, but when we got the binoculars, sure enough, it was a crazy carnivorous pigeon. We're not posting that picture; it still just looks like a pigeon.

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Cooper's Hawk

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Cormorant

Cormorant Swimming
Cormorant
A group of three cormorants has returned to feast on the fish of Lake Nelson.

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Green Heron

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Jeff in Cherry Hill: Oriole and Catbird


Gray Catbird boldly coming close to me to distract me from the fledgling on the ground. I could tell I was getting closer the parents came within about 4 ft of me squawking up a storm. The fledgling did fine.



This was taken June 22 2008. This Oriole was eating the buds on the bush, Only saw it One time.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow,
that's a pretty picture. Thanks for sharing it.

Pine Hill, NJ

October 28, 2008 at 8:14 PM  

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misseymarie, Butler NJ: European Starlings





This year we had a lot of European Starlings visit our feeders, the variation in colors was quite a sight and worth taking pictures of. It didn't take long for the Starlings to take over our Red Bellied Woodpeckers hole in the tree but the last picture of the Starling and young Red Bellied shows she was going to defend her food supply. Pictures by misseymarie : ) Butler NJ

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