Monday, September 7, 2009

Meadowlands birds

Great Egret
Egret

Downy Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker

Mute Swan
Juvenile Mute Swan

Ruddy Ducks
Ruddy Duck Family


We went to the NJMC Environmental Center in Lyndhurst, NJ on Sunday AM. We are a little early for many of the migrating birds, but we did take a few photos. The highlight was the baby ruddy ducks. It's not a great photo, but they are very small and stayed by the small island away from people. They were so cute diving underwater.

The juvenile mute swan is showing off its foot. We have a bit of a debate whether this is a deformity because the foot seems too high on the back and it didn't ever seem to put it in the water.

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