With easy highway access from the Garden State Parkway, Cheesequake is a great stop in Central Jersey for birdwatching, nature photography, hiking, and biking. In this short video I explore the surroundings of scenic Hooks Creek Lake.
I was fortunate that this unexpected owl landed where I could photograph from a clear vantage point. I especially like the gently arched branch as well as the transitioning maple leaves. Learn more about the Barred Owl –https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Barred_Owl/id
Consisting of over 100 acres, Glenhurst Meadows Nature Preserve is a park often flocked too by birders seeking Warblers and Sparrows. With frequently flooded trails proper footwear and preparation is a must.