Thursday, May 7, 2009

Indigo Buntings: Photo by Carol in Hopewell, NJ

 

These two Indigo Bunting were at my feeder here in Hopewell just a few days ago. I was thrilled to see them because I have never seen Buntings before in my yard.

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Anonymous Mohamed said...

God is great.. this show how can we learn the romance and learn the real love by the birds
mohamed mahgoub from Egypt

May 8, 2009 at 4:39 PM  
Anonymous Donna said...

I didn't even know that there were Indigo Buntings in NJ! Thanks so much for posting this beautiful photo.

May 31, 2009 at 10:25 AM  

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Baby Robins

Baby Robins 


Here's a photo of the newly hatched robins in our yard. The mother is always nearby, but she let us take one photo before scolding us.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Night Heron at Dusk

Night Heron 

Black-crowned Night Heron 


The Black-crowned Night Heron is one of our favorites. It was not raining this evening so we went for a walk. We encountered the night heron and went home for the camera. He had barely moved by the time we returned. We love his white pony tail which is actually his breeding plumage.

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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Robin's nest

Robin nest 


While Mike has his gosling friend, Chris is expecting the robin eggs to hatch any day now. She's particularly thrilled that the mother robin choose our Christmas tree for its home. Chris put it outside because it was too pretty and fresh to discard and she thought the birds might use it for winter shelter.

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We've adoped a baby goose

Goose Family 

Canada Goose Gosling 


We have a fence up to prevent the geese from entering our yard and we normally don't feed geese, but Mike has a soft spot for babies. When Mike was photographing the gosling the other evening, he fed them some cracked corn. The family has come by twice a day since then. We have been feeding on the lake side of the fence so they don't enter the yard. It was rainy this morning and we skipped the morning feeding. By lunch time, somehow the goose family was in the yard, so Mike fed them anyway. Soon, he'll be inviting them in the hot tub.

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Great Blue Heron by Pat

 

Chris's sister Pat, from Connecticut, was down in Captiva Island, Florida, and got this nice shot of a Great Blue Heron.

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