Saturday, January 10, 2009

Winter Birds in New Jersey: Junco, Titmouse, and Blue Jay

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Friday, January 9, 2009

Snow Goose on Lake Nelson

Snow Goose 

We had a bit of a surprise this morning. At first glance, we assumed this was just a seagull. Mike noticed, however, that is was paddling along more like the geese than bobbing like a seagull, so he got the binoculars out and declared "we have something new here." This is our first sighting of a Snow Goose here amongst the Canada Geese. We wonder what tomorrow will bring.

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Sunday, January 4, 2009

Squirrel with a winter coat on



Although we have a squirel proof bird feeder, Chris has grown to accept the squirrels and she even likes one that we call Skippy. He is much better behaved than his cohorts: Fatty, Jif, Scarback, Freaky Tail, Split Ear, Brown Nose and Ugly Face. Here, Skippy is posing with his winter coat on top of the birdhouse.

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Anonymous jacque said...

Two years ago, when I lived in Austin,Tx,I befriended a female squirrel because she had a badly injured front paw. I would shake the bag of peanuts, she would come down the big oak tree and sit beside me and eat peanuts. Later, she shared the company of her two babies. I have lots of pictures of "shirley Squirrely" and will never forget the experience!

October 22, 2010 at 12:23 AM  

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Yellow Bellied Sapsucker

Yellow Bellied Sapsucker
Yellow Bellied Sapsucker

We are glad to see another of our winter bird friends back. The yellow-bellied sapsucker made an appearance about a week ago and we finally got some pictures of her. Hopefully, we will see a male sapsucker this year too.

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Anonymous stella said...

We've been seeing a male yellow-bellied sapsucker at our suet feeder for several weeks. I had never seen one before in the 23 years we've lived in Pittsgrove (and watched birds). We also have been seeing downy, hairy and red-bellied woodpeckers.

Question: For the first time in many years I am thrilled to see that we have an abundance of blue jays. It seemed as though they had disappeared. Can anyone explain their return?

January 24, 2009 at 8:14 PM  

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