On Forest Edge

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 […]

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Redhead seeking +1

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, […]

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A Contrast in Size

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 […]

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