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.

Night Sky Over Kolob Mountain

Night Sky Over Kolob Mountain

Zion National Park in Utah
May 2021

This shot was taken off of Kolob Terrace Road away from the hustle and bustle of central Zion National Park. I got lucky as a passing car briefly illuminated the mountains to make this shot.

Visit Kolob Terrace – http://www.zionnational-park.com/kolob.htm

Canon M5 + Rokinon 12mm F/2.0 lens
25 second exposure F/2.5 ISO 6400

Shawangunk Outcrops at High Point State Park

Shawangunk Outcrops

High Point State Park

Sussex County NJ


04.22.21

The brisk temperatures in northernmost New Jersey kept away the park visitors at High Point. I even spotted a few snow flurries during my visit.

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

Rockaway River in Winter, Denville NJ

Rockaway River in Winter

02.02.2021
Denville NJ

Photographed after the massive snowstorm, large icefloes were moving through McCarter Park while small groups of waterfowl foraged in the open waters of the Rockaway.

Mavic Air 2

Harlequin Ducks at Barnegat Light NJ

Harlequin Ducks

Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
Long Beach Island, New Jersey

Harlequin Ducks breeding in eastern Canada and Greenland winter primarily along the coast of Atlantic Canada and New England. Many males form small, loose flocks and leave their breeding grounds by late June. Females begin to return to the coast with young birds from July into September. Males stop over in molting sites, where large numbers congregate during this brief period of flightlessness. They often arrive on their wintering grounds in late October. Wintering birds begin leaving for their breeding grounds in late March.

Learn more about the Harlequin Duck – https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Harlequin_Duck/overview

Winter Birding at Barnegat Light NJ

Winter Birding 2021 at Barnegat Light NJ

Barnegat Lighthouse State Park on the northern tip of Long Beach Island is one the most popular winter wildlife viewing spots in the Mid-Atlantic. Birdwatchers come from many miles to admire the Harlequin Ducks, Purple Sandpipers, Eiders, Scoters, and Mergansers.

Plan your visit to “Old Barney” – https://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/barnlig.html

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