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Pileated Woodpecker excavating next hole

I was extremely fortunate today when I followed a Pileated Woodpecker with my binoculars as he landed on the trunk of a very large tree. He scooted down the trunk and all at once disappeared into a hole! I then … Continue reading

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American Crows building a nest, plus a few other goodies

I am REALLY excited that I just discovered a pair of American Crows building a nest in our back woods. One crow flew over the yard with sticks in its mouth, and I watched as it landed in the “V” … Continue reading

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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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