Saturday, May 2, 2009

Wood Ducks


Wood Duck
Wood Duck

We went to the Charles H. Rogers Wildlife Refuge in Princeton. We saw several pairs of wood ducks. Although the male's colors are spectacular, the female shows a bit of color as well (click on the top picture to enlarge it).

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stunning!!!

May 3, 2009 at 5:43 PM  

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Baby Goose

Baby Goose 

Gosling 


A lone gosling came by with its two parents this evening. This is our first baby photo of the season, but there will be more.

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The Robin's Nest

Robin 


There's a robin's nest in our yard. We are very excited, but we'll fill in the details another day.

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Bald Eagle Nest at Duke Farms



There is a web cam at a bald eagle's nest on Duke Farms in Hillsborough, NJ. We watched on the web for a while this morning and saw the eagle feed two chicks. A screen capture is below. The live web cam feed can be accessed from the Duke Farms web site or if all works well, clicking on the bottom image.




PLEASE NOTE: Bald Eagles are extremely sensitive to human disturbance. At no time should anyone approach nesting eagles. People who want to observe or photograph eagles and who come too close may actually cause the birds to abandon a nest.
Federal law also protects eagles with penalties up to $10,000 and 2 years in jail.

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Anonymous Lynn said...

That would be prison, not jail. Federal prison, to be exact. You do not want to go there. Your bird knowledge may be stellar, but it seems you still need a criminologist in the family.

May 12, 2009 at 4:50 AM  

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Sunday, April 26, 2009

More Birds

Robin 
We read that the Robin turns its head not to listen for worms but to look for them.

Goldfinch 
The male goldfinches are a bright yellow this time of year. The females aren't nearly as colorful.

Goose 
A Canada Goose sitting on her nest. We've seen some goslings the past few days, but they aren't plentiful yet.

Red Bellied Woodpecker 
We usually post profiles of the Red Bellied Woodpecker, but here he's showing off his red belly. They are very awkward on flat surfaces


Eastern Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird

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Tree Swallow

Barn Swallow 

We have been unable to convince a duck to make a nest in the duck house we purchased. A tree swallow has been checking out the neighborhood. (Thanks Beth, we thought it was a barn swallow).

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Anonymous Beth Graham said...

That's actually a Tree Swallow.

I guess he was just looking for a larger home. ;)

April 26, 2009 at 9:07 PM  

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