Saturday, November 15, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Wondering what to have for breakfast?
This kingfisher recommends fresh fish.
Chris always likes a bird photo that is detailed enough to see the eye well. Here, you can see its breakfast's eye too.
Below he shows the proper technique for eating a fish: Toss it in the air, catch it head first, turn your head, swallow, let the tail slide down, and rest.
Monday, November 10, 2008
American Coot Visiting Lake Nelson
We used to see coots by the hundreds in a lagoon in Playa Del Rey when we lived in Southern California, but hadn't seen a coot in New Jersey until this morning. Mike spotted it first when it was too dark to get a picture. The coot came back and Mike went outside to get a few photos. Chris didn't think it was worth it to go out in the cold for a coot, even if it was to try out the new duck blind.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Chris has always wanted to see a Northern Shoveler, or at least since we bought a book on the birds of the east coast last year. Today was our lucky day, there were several Northern Shovelers at the Richard W. DeKorte Park at the Meadowlands. The large bill of the shoveler must have been the inspiration for Daffy Duck.