Thursday, July 9, 2009

Birds from the backyard feeders

We put up a jelly feeder for the orioles. They ignored it while building their nest and then disappeared entirely during the June rains. The catbirds have been sampling the jelly recently.
Catbird 

The goldfinches are returning to the nyjer feeder now but not in the same numbers that we saw last year.
Goldfinches 

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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Birds from the Celery Farm in Allendale

Yellow Warbler
We took a quick trip to the Celery Farm in Allendale, NJ. The yellow warbler was best photo that we got.

We spotted some wood ducks including what appeared to be an immature male just showing some adult colors.
Wood ducks

Wood duck 
Wood duck 

Egret
Egret


Swans and Ducks

Cormorant
Cormorant

Baby Catbird
Baby Catbird

Swallow
Swallow

Wren
Wren

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Anonymous suzy said...

i just found your blog. i love it! i am very blessed to have a family of green herons in my back yard. they have 4 little ones and they are being taught how to fly this week. very enjoyable!

July 8, 2009 at 9:46 AM  
Anonymous Chris and Mike said...

we'd love to see some photos of the green heron family. Send them in (see "Click here to e-mail photo" on the right) and we'll post them. We have one (or more) that live nearby, but it's too skittish for a great photo and have never seen little ones.

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Tufted Titmouse feeding baby

Pair of Tufted Titmice
Here is a tufted titmouse feeding her young. We've spotted quite a few babies being fed this week, including the tufted titmouse, the chickadee and the downy woodpecker.

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Killdeer: Photo by Tara

 

Killdeer sitting on her eggs in parking lot in Florham Park
He/She has been guarding the eggs for quite some time and we are all anxious to see the babies.

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