86th Annual Boonton Area Christmas Bird Count
Boonton Township / Boonton Town
At approximately 6AM, a portion of the group headed outside in hopes of detecting things that go “hoot in the night”. By 7AM the rest of our group rendez-voused at Kincaid Woods on Powerville Rd.
Full roster of birders:
Luke Franke from National Audubon
Rockaway Valley Four Corners
Rockaway River / Morris Canal
Full eBird checklist –
Northern Flicker @ Kincaid Woods
House Finch @ Kincaid Woods
Bluebird at Deer Lake
Great Blue Heron at Deer Lake
Red-tailed Hawk at Gracelord Park
Luke captures the morning light
The posse @ Kincaid Woods
Nora scans the treelike
Jeff shows the wingspan of a Turkey Vulture
December Morning at Round Valley Reservoir
Hunterdon County New Jersey 12/22/2021
The best weather for landscape photography is nearly always scattered clouds and yesterday was no exception. I left my house amid the dark predawn hours in hopes of “striking gold” with a vivid morning sky and ended up getting rewarded.
Here is a video on the creation and controversy surrounding the creation of Round Valley Reservoir –
Visitation and hiking information for Round Valley Recreation Area –
Palisades Cliffs and Hudson River, Alpine New Jersey, December 2021
This photo was taken during a recent hike of the Giant Stairs which is not for the fainted hearted. https://www.njhiking.com/giant-stairs/
The Stateline Lookout Area located on the Palisades Interstate Parkway is a nice roadside attraction to view these impressive cliffs. I also recommend a stop inside the Stateline Lookout Cafe. https://www.njpalisades.org/stateline.html
A vivid morning sky was enough motivation for me to sprint out to the backyard to grab a few shots.
Canon M50 + EF-M 15-45mm
November 2021 at The Tourne
Tourne County Park
Morris County NJ Canon EOS M5 + EF-M 11-22mm lens
Vivid morning sun glinted on a few distant trees as the morning fog burned off of Rattlesnake Swamp at Tourne County Park.
Visit Tourne County Park –
Higbee Beach Dunes in October
Cape May County October 2021
An off-season walk along Higbee Beach is always peaceful, especially when you have the beach to yourself.
Visit Higbee Beach –
Canon 5DsR + Tamron 15-30mm VC
October Morning at Higbee Beach
Cape May, New Jersey October 2021
Higbee Beach can be very peaceful in the off-season and especially when you have the beach to yourself to explore.
Canon 5DsR + Tamron 15-30mm
Turkey Vulture and Fall Foliage
Four Birds Trail / Craigmeur Cliffs Rockaway Twp NJ October 2021
The white-blazed Four Birds Trail provides a good workout as well as expansive views off of Green Pond Road.
I park here for this section of the Four Birds Trail –
Before The Storm, Part I
Before The Storm, Part I
Cumberland County NJ October 2021
The stark dead trees along Thompson Beach Road contrasted strongly with the late morning sky.
Read more about Heislerville WMA –
Chicken of the Woods
Four Birds Trail Newfoundland NJ
More information on the Chicken of the Woods mushroom –
Explore the Four Birds Trail –