An Eagle in winter. A captivating sight, with its gaudy talons, iconic shnoz, superb offensive line play. It has to be up there as far as animal encounters go. Twice this month I’ve gotten to witness the big bird bully a smaller one. Once a lone Eagle picking on a Common Merganser in Morristown New […]Read more "An Eagle In Winter"
WELL it’s that time again, from the early summer months until now in the frigid late November, I’ve been storing up a good 35 thousand new images, and its time to parcel and blast them out. For the fall months I was slammed again with sports work, which is often fun, (I’ve thrown some into […]Read more "New Jersey’s Chance Ibis"
Apart from the intrigue of wading birds and raptors, next most interest to me is probably the woodpecker, in its varieties. I’ve gotten a little better look at the woodpecker, now in my second full year of surveilling wildlife. From the magnificent Redheaded Woodpecker and the thunderous Pileated. This year near the beginning of a clearing […]Read more "On Forest Edge"
Well, I don’t want to crash your browser but I was very busy this spring, and I had some luck for sure, and I’m keen to share. I was desperate to find a new wildlife haunt and I may have found it in Tourne Park, here in Boonton/Denville. Although I swear my spot is devoid […]Read more "Great Crests and Waxwings"
I had once previously, fleetingly, seen a pair of Redheaded Woodpeckers playfully chasing each other through the thick woods of Norvin Green State Park. It took a year or so but I finally got a chance to shoot one, repeatedly. 7 some-odd times in a row I watched this beautiful bird and its shrill call, […]Read more "Redhead seeking +1"
It was a week of firsts for me at Tourne park, in North Jersey. Wetlands on the edge of dense forest create a host for many species, Redheaded Woodpecker, blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Great Crested Flycatchers and Scarlet Tanagers, all new to me and fun to catch flitting above foliage. The light is contrasty but the opportunities […]Read more "A Contrast in Size"
The last of my winter holdouts. I was lucky enough to see a pair of Bufflehead at Sandy Hook, but much too far away to get a sense of the bird. Shortly there after I finished 2 sports shots early on a Saturday near West Milford NJ. After leaving I passed a small pond near […]Read more "Solitary Bufflehead"