Great Egret on the Beaver Brook

Great Egret on the Beaver Brook
Jonathan’s Woods
Morris County NJ
June 2021

On a recent June morning 2 egrets as a Great Blue Heron were active near the beaver dam. The pile of feathers at the egret’s feet are a result of preening.

Squirrel-scape

Squirrel-scape
Bryce Canyon National Park
May 2021

This Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel wasn’t too proud to beg for a meal though I was not providing one.

Learn more about the Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden-mantled_ground_squirrel

Desert Spiny Lizard at Zion National Park

Desert Spiny Lizard
Zion National Park in Utah
May 2021

This close-up shot was taken with a telephoto lens as we only encountered small lizards on the recent trip to Southern Utah.

Read more about reptiles found in Southern Utah – https://www.nps.gov/care/learn/nature/reptiles.htm

Seaside Sparrow Calling in Tuckerton New Jersey

Seaside Sparrow
Tuckerton, NJ
May 2021

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Seaside_Sparrow/overview

Great Basin Rattlesnake at Zion National Park

Great Basin Rattlesnake
Zion National Park in Utah

While hiking in the backcountry we unknowingly came within a few feet of this small to medium sized rattlesnake. It watched us intently and did not rattle its tail.

Black Rat Snake at Stokes State Forest

Black Rat Snake
Stokes State Forest
Sussex County NJ
April 2021

This snake all but ignored me while I snapped away with my wide angle lens. Don’t try this with rattlesnakes.

Morning Wildlife from Oasis Visitor Center – Big Cypress National Preserve Florida

Morning Wildlife from Oasis Visitor Center

Big Cypress National Preserve
Ochopee, Florida

This is one of my favorite images from my 2021 trip to Southeastern Florida. Wildlife is abundant throughout Big Cypress and there was an enormous concentration of avian life at the Oasis Visitor Center on this particular morning.

I will be writing up my Everglades-area 2021 full trip report with map links when time allows.

Plan your trip to the Oasis Visitor Center at Big Cypress National Preserve – https://www.nps.gov/bicy/planyourvisit/oasis-visitor-center.htm

Tamron Lenses USA SP 150-600mm G2 + Canon SL2

Common Eider at Barnegat Light NJ

Common Eider

Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
New Jersey

The birds nearest to the jetty this morning were mostly Common Eiders and also Harlequin Ducks.

More info on Common Eiders – https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Common_Eider/overview

Visit Barnegat Lighthouse State Park – https://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/barnlig.html

Winter Wildlife at Splitrock Reservoir

Winter Wildlife at Splitrock Reservoir

January 2021
Morris County, New Jersey

A distant Common Loon and a pair of courting Bald Eagles were the highlights of an afternoon walk near Rockaway Township NJ.

Visit Splitrock Reservoir – https://www.rockawaytownship.org/facilities/facility/details/Splitrock-Reservoir-9