Saturday, June 27, 2009

Black Skimmers: Photo By Carol

 

 

 

These pictures were taken at Forsythe Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville
New Jersey . These birds are a wonder to watch as they skim over the
water to catch their fish.

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beautiful shots

July 4, 2010 at 9:33 PM  

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Black Necked Stilt: Photo by Carol

 


This picture was taken at Forsythe Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville
NJ. This is a rare bird to see at Forsthye.

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A better waxwing photo

Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing


We get an occasional cedar waxwing at home, always high in the trees. With all the rain, a drainage pond formed at Mike's work. After a while, he saw what appeared in the distance to be swallows flying over it. Upon closer inspection, it turns out that 20 or more waxwings were in the area. Here are some of the better photos.

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Great Blue Heron: Photo by Lynn

 


Here's a photo of a heron taken by our daughter. The apple doesn't fall very far from the tree.

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Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing 

Here's our best photo yet of a cedar waxwing. If you ever watched Zaboomofoo, you'd know why we call him Wiggy Waxwing.

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Juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron

Black-crowned Night Heron 

Black-crowned Night Heron 

The night herons seem to have taken over our backyard while we were shut in due to the rain (or escaping it in Florida). Here's two photos of the juvenile. His colors are starting to change.

The house wrens seem to have abandoned their nest in the duck house. Maybe they didn't like the herons using it as a fishing perch.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Bird Photos by misseymarie : ) Butler New Jersey


Male Cowbird

We get a flock of 10 to 12, they are all males, I haven't seen a female so far this season.




Baby male Downy Woodpecker

We have a baby female Downy that also visits our feeders. There was a adult Male Downy and a baby male and female on the suet's at the same time but I wasn't fast enough to get a picture, maybe today!




Male Hairy Woodpecker

It is always a thrill to see a Hairy Woodpecker. I have only seen the male so far, he has been a frequent visitor this year.






Female Red-Bellied Woodpecker

This is a 1st year female, we named her Annie last year, I took a series of pictures from the 1st time she stuck her head out of the hole in the dead tree across the street from our house to the 1st time she came to our feeders, her head was mostly gray and gradually her red feathers started coming in. Red-Bellied Woodpeckers are my favorite.






Male Red-Bellied Woodpecker
This is a 1st year male, we named him Andy, he is a frequent visitor, he likes to feed at the house feeder instead of the suet.

Photos by misseymarie : ) Butler New Jersey




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More of the Night Heron

Black-crowned Night Heron 

Black-crowned Night Heron 

Night Heron 

Black-crowned Night Heron 


Sorry if this is getting a bit repetitive, but it's hard not to take photos of a night heron in your tree especially when he's just waking up.

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Escape to Florida

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron at a fishing pier

Seagull
Seagull with a crab

Tern
Lesser Tern

Loon
Loon


We couldn't tolerate the rain and overcast any longer, so we took a quick trip to Florida's Emerald Coast. We didn't do any serious birding, but took a few shots with the old camera while strolling along the beach.

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