Saturday, August 28, 2010

Spring Lake Swan

We spent a relaxing weekend in Spring Lake.  A nice time on the beach, some good food and too many desserts: scones at Scone Pony, cranberry caramel sea turtles,  raspberry chocolate chip ice cream, canollis, a cinnamon donut,and every mini-cupcake.

Oh, we also saw some mute swans.




Spring Lake is a bit too structured for us. We enjoyed 20 years in Irvine but had to go to Newport Beach, Laguana Beach and Huntington Beach for fun and Costa Mesa and Santa Ana for some good ethnic food. Not sure we'll frequent Spring Lake but it's less crowded than most of the Jersey Shore.

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign
Blockin' out the scenery, breakin' my mind
Do this, don't do that, can't you read the sign?


  

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Juvenile Red Bellied Woodpecker

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Robins in winter: Photos by Tim

 

 

A late February snowstorm in Mercer County NJ caught these early birds a little bit off guard.

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Bathing Beauties: Chickadee, Nuthatch, Titmouse

Chickadee

Nuthatch

Titmouse/ 

On Saturday we had more than the usual number of birds visiting our backyard water feature.  They are so entertaining, and it really delights us.  However, we promise to leave our backyard when the fall migration picks up, so hopefully we'll have more varied photographs to entertain our blog visitors. We've been meaning to go to Cape May, Brigantine, the Meadowlands, maybe even Dauphin Island, so check back soon to see what we encounter.

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