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Celery Farm Redhead and other ducks

Bob and I visited The Celery Farm on Saturday, hoping to see Ralph the Redhead duck, who has been hanging around for more than a month. Success! What a beauty he is. He gave us some very nice looks, sometimes … Continue reading

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Purple Finches at the feeders

About a week ago, I had some beautiful visitors – 5 Purple Finches! In the morning I only noticed a male and female pair at the feeders. But in the late afternoon while I was sitting outside, all 5 flew … Continue reading

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Banding birds at Sandy Hook

Today on our bird walk at Sandy Hook led by Scott Barnes, we stopped by the banding station to see what birds they had captured in the mist nets. We saw them band, measure, and weigh the following birds: adult … Continue reading

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Pileated in yard / Mergansers & Eagles at Wanaque Reservoir

This afternoon Bob and I were very excited to find a female Pileated Woodpecker in our Ringwood yard. Bob immediately got his camera and was able to get some cool photos. It was interesting to watch her getting sap from … Continue reading

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Goodbye Englewood, hello Ringwood: a tribute to my yard

I began birding 10 years ago in Englewood, NJ. I discovered the Great Backyard Bird Count online and walked down my street trying to count birds, only to discover I literally could not even ID a House Sparrow. For some … Continue reading

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Catbird nest, and new yard babies

Bob and I discovered the location of the Gray Catbird nest in the yard today! Bob noticed one of the birds grab a little twig and saw it fly into a large shrub. I scouted the shrub with my binoculars … Continue reading

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Injured Black Vulture in yard, and Snowy the albino House Sparrow

This morning when I went out to fill the water bowls with warm water for the birds, I startled a HUGE vulture sitting on the ground in my neighbor’s yard. Thanks to some input and ID help from the JerseyBirds … Continue reading

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Ruby-crowned Kinglet in the yard on November 28!

I am SO glad I just happened to look out my window, because I noticed quick little movement in my evergreen tree next to my window. The bird was moving like a Kinglet, but I didn’t think I would see … Continue reading

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Baby Flickers and Turkeys in the yard!

This afternoon, Bob and I looked out the window, and he spotted something “different” – turned out we had 3 baby boy NORTHERN FLICKERS in the yard with their dad!!! I have never seen baby Flickers, let alone in our … Continue reading

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Acadia Birding Festival, May 30-June 2, 2013; Maine

We had such a special time at this festival and we met so many wonderful people: birders, trip leaders, and festival organizers alike. You can view our large photo album (all taken by Bob) by starting here at the beginning … Continue reading

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