Pileated Woodpecker Pair in Denville NJ

Pileated Woodpecker Pair
Denville NJ
September 2021

On a recent morning walk around the block in Lake Arrowhead I came across Mr & Mrs Woodpecker spiraling their ways around the base of a tree. In my experience, Pileateds may tolerate a close approach by a stealthy photographer.

This was a challenging shot in order to freeze the action of two moving birds in the shade. This lucky exposure occurred at 1/60th of a second which is a chance occurrence for handholding a telephoto lens.

Cell phone video of these Pileated Woodpeckers can be seen here – https://www.facebook.com/daveblinderphotography/posts/1983099445196194

Wood Turtle with three legs

Wood Turtle with three legs

Morris County, NJ

Despite having only a nub and scar tissue for its front left leg this Wood Turtle seemed to be getting around well.

Wood Turtle is an NJ state threatened species. Report your threatened and endangered wildlife sightings here – https://www.nj.gov/dep/fgw/tandespp.htm