Friday, April 17, 2009

Beaver Photos

Beaver  

Beaver  

Beaver Eating 

Two Beavers 

We know it's supposed to be a bird blog, but when out looking at the migrating blue winged teals this morning, a beaver came by, so we had to take some beaver pictures. Later this evening, a pair came by. Chris read that they like apples and we tried feeding apples in the evening, but they prefer bark.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw a beaver for the first time at a lake that I frequent daily (for TEN years no less !) swimming at dusk. What a happy fellow and what a thrill to see :)

April 20, 2009 at 8:33 AM  

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Blue-Winged Teals on Lake Nelson

Blue-Winged Teal 
Blue-Winged Teals 

Blue-Winged Teals 


We first saw blue-winged teals while on vacation in Palm Island in the St Vincent & The Grenadines. Now we realize there is no reason to go to the Caribbean at all, since a group of 5-6 teals stopped at Lake Nelson during their migration.

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

White-throated Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow 


A few white-throated sparrows have been feeding in our yard. We've also been serenaded by a series of long high-pitched notes, almost like the spaceships on "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." Mike eventually saw one of the sparrows making this call.

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Anonymous Alina Vamanu said...

Hi, just wanted to say that I simply love your blog! I live in NJ as well, and you've opened up my eyes to the richness of the bird world around!

I'm sure you have seen David Attenborough's The Life of Birds - to me, it was amazing!

April 16, 2009 at 8:09 PM  
Anonymous Kitten said...

Hi Mike and Chris - Gorgeous pix of beautiful birds! Cathy (Kick) Ledray

April 16, 2009 at 11:53 PM  

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Hairy Woodpecker in Action

Hairy Woodpecker 


We haven't seen the hairy woodpeckers much this winter. One arrived this evening while we were in the yard enjoying the nicer weather. Click on the picture to enlarge and you can see his third eyelid protecting him as the wood chips fly.

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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Eastern Bluebirds

Eastern Bluebird
Bluebirds

The sun was out today, so we went birding a bit. Here are two photos of Eastern Bluebirds. The top is a close-up of a male. The bottom one shows both the male and the female.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a beautiful picture

April 14, 2009 at 11:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

these are all great pictures

April 16, 2009 at 8:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

these r great pictures

April 16, 2009 at 8:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

these r great pictures

April 16, 2009 at 8:29 AM  

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Ovenbird

Ovenbird

Ovenbird


Mike saw a bird walking by the path and Chris got the binoculars and said it was an ovenbird. Mike was impressed since he'd never heard of them. We watched as it tried to eat a caterpillar (the fuzzy-wuzzy type). You can see the reddish caterpillar on the ground below the beak in the top photo. As we got closer, it took the caterpillar into some shrubs, not wanting to share.

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Hermit Thrush

May 15, 2010 at 3:04 PM  

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Northern Flicker and Red Tailed Hawk: Photos by Dave





The top photo is a northern flicker from my back yard. The bottom, I believe, is a red-tailed hawk, also in my back yard (the same tree). The flicker photo was taken 4-9-09, hawk photo was taken 2-4-09.

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