Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Mute Swan On Lake Nelson

Mute Swan 

Mute Swan 

Mute Swan 

Mike usually spots the early morning visitors, but this time Chris let out the "swan alert." While taking the last photos, Mike noticed that there were also common mergansers.

Mute swans are very rare visitors to Lake Nelson. It's been two years since we last saw one, but that one stayed for two weeks. This one just flew off as we were blogging. It is stunning in flight.

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Anonymous Carol said...

Hi Chris....could you please tell me if Lake Nelson is a private Lake or can anyone come there and walk around ? I went on Google Earth and it looks to me there are no trails to walk. Could you please tell me if that is the case. I see your pictures on NJ Birds all the time. I live around the Princeton area and would like to come up ans see the lake sometime soon.

Thanks, Carol Simmons

March 5, 2010 at 6:13 PM  
Anonymous Toodles said...

Your photos are really very good. Thanks!

March 7, 2010 at 4:22 PM  

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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Wood Ducks Visit Lake Nelson

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A few weeks ago during a heavy snow storm, a neighbor's tree fell into the lake. Now that parts of the lake are unfrozen, it is providing good shelter for some wood ducks. Here, two male wood ducks are vying for the attention of a single female. We're glad to see these less frequent visitors and hope they are a harbinger for spring.

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Isn't spring here yet?: Photo by Gene and Lynne

 
A Red Bellied Woodpecker, I've been waiting to catch a picture of. He's been coming around for about a month now.

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