1st stop: Echo Lake Park. No waterfowl, but plenty of barn swallows building nests at the boat house. Those birds are so fast, it is impossible to get a good photo of them on the wing; fortunately one male settled on the gutter for a brief moment, and I got a shot of the female on the nest.
2nd stop: Lake Surprise in the Watching Reservation. Again, no waterfowl, but a large turtle sunning itself (almost as large as a military helmet).
3rd stop: Briant Pond Park in Summit. Several experiences:
A white egret was fishing, when it came too close to the nest of a redwing blackbird. It was escorted off the premises.
Later a couple of black vultures came by. They were thoroughly harrassed by smaller birds, couldn't tell which at the distance, but probably blackbirds. Tht action was fast and furious, so I did not get any good shots.
Thanks for posting these. They are beautiful.
I went hiking today at Echo Hill Park in Flemington. I do not take my Nikon with me on hikes as I don't want to trip and fall while carrying it. Plus it is heavy
Today, at the park, we saw 3 Scarlet Tanagers, Indigo Bunting, Cape May Warbler, Black and White Warbler -- and on and on.
I am going back tomorrow with the camera.
I forgot to add Pine Warbler.
iPhone photo. Scarlet Tanager
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