It’s been a fair bit of time since I’ve made a post, and I can tell you its not from a lack of image production on my side. I’ve made some noteworthy in-roads professionally in commercial photography, working more in Manhattan, which can be intermittently fun, exciting, harrowing, etcetera. In 2018 I’ve focused on a […]Read more "Raptor Collection"
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"
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"
After a morning sports job in Kearny NJ, the sun was blasting and I knew I’d have a chance to find a new wildlife hot spot outside my normal haunts in north Jersey. I’d heard about some former landfills on the outskirts of Jersey and I set out towards a patch of green on my […]Read more "My Greatest Egret Excursion"