2018 is here!
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After 3 1/2 months I'm finally back! The weather is heating up and so is the action!
For the second year in a row we've had foxes in our backyard!
June 29, 2018
June 21, 2018
I bought this Bee Balm plant to try to get some hummingbird shots. It worked! June 15, 2018
Again at same hotspot in Stokes. June 6, 2018
Went to my good warbler spot in Stokes State Forest and found this beauty! May 30, 2018
Went back to Flatbrookville for more warblers. May 24, 2018
Found this beautiful guy crossing the road in Layton. May 21, 2018
Headed up to Flatbrookville for more Warblers. May 18, 2018
Back on Sunrise Mountain Rd again for more Warblers. May 10, 2018
Black & White Warbler
Female Black-throated Blue Warbler
Scarlet Tanager in my backyard. May 9, 2018
Back on Sunrise Mountain Rd for more great Warbler action. May 7, 2018
Female American Redstart
Hooded Warbler on Sunrise Mountain Rd. May 2, 2018
Prairie Warbler on Sunrise Mountain Rd. May 2, 2018
Ruby-crowned Kinglet at Hainsville WMA. April 26, 2018
Wood Ducks at Hainsville WMA. April 20, 2018
Palm Warblers at Hainsville WMA. April 20, 2018
Bald Eagles at Hainsville WMA. April 20, 2018
Sharp-shinned Hawk at Hainsville WMA. April 18, 2018
Palm Warblers at Hainsville WMA. April 13, 2018
Bald Eagles at Hainsville WMA. April 13, 2018
I finally got out to look for eagles and saw just a few.
Bald Eagle-January 25, 2018
With the rut in full swing I'm starting to see some good bucks.
November 4, 2017
November 2, 2017
October 31, 2017
October 30, 2017
October 20, 2017
I was able to locate a couple of nice bucks in early season.
Whitetail Deer-September 12, 2017
Whitetail Deer-September 11, 2017
Whitetail Deer-September 4, 2017
Whitetail Deer-August 28, 2017
Whitetail Deer-August 27, 2017 First bucks out of velvet
Whitetail Deer-August 24, 2017
Whitetail Deer-August 22, 2017
Whitetail Deer-August 20, 2017
Whitetail Deer-August 19, 2017
Whitetail Deer-August 16, 2017
Whitetail Deer-August 14, 2017
Whitetail Deer-August 12, 2017
Whitetail Deer-August 10, 2017
Whitetail Deer-August 9, 2017
Whitetail Deer-August 8, 2017
Whitetail Deer-August 8, 2017
Whitetail Deer-August 3, 2017
Whitetail Deer-August 1, 2017
Whitetail Deer-July 27, 2017
Whitetail Deer-July 26, 2017
Whitetail Deer-July 19, 2017
Whitetail Deer-July 18, 2017
Got some butterflies on my bushes outback.
Monarch-July 21, 2017
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail-July 29, 2017
American Lady-July 30, 2017
A friend of mine found this Wood Turtle in the road in Lafayette and brought it over for some pics.
Wood Turtle-July 16, 2017
This year I was fortunate to have a family of foxes living near my yard. I was lucky and got some great shots.
Red Fox-June 19, 2017
Red Foxes-July 7, 2017
I got 2nd place at the NJ State Fair with this shot.
Hello everyone, Ive been out a bunch recently getting some good shots with a couple of first of species for me. Cerulean Warbler and Black-billed Cuckoo.
I Finally made it down to the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge on June 15 and had a pretty good day.
Little Blue Heron-June 15, 2017
American Oystercatcher-June 15, 2017
Snowy Egret-June 15, 2017
Northern Diamondback Terrapin-June 15, 2017
I was lucky enough to run across this Northern Parula on Struble Rd. in Stokes State Forest.
Northern Parula-June 8, 2017
Yellow Warbler-June 8, 2017
Got all these shots across from the Flatbrook river.
American Redstart-June 7, 2017
Great Crested Flycatcher-June 7, 2017
Prairie Warbler-June 5, 2017
Indigo Bunting(Female)-June 5, 2017
Black-billed Cuckoo-June 5, 2017
Yellow Warbler-June 5, 2017
Blue-winged Warbler-June 2, 2017
Common Yellowthroat-June 2, 2017
Cerulean Warbler-June 2, 2017
Prairie Warbler-June 1, 2017
Blue Winged Warbler-June 1, 2017
Indigo Bunting-June 1, 2017
Red-eyed Vireo-June 1, 2017
Scarlet Tanager-June 1, 2017
The warblers have arrived in full force. I got these on Sunrise Mountain Rd.
Scarlet Tanager-May 17, 2017
Hooded Warbler-May 17, 2017
Canada Warbler-May 17, 2017
Eastern Towhee-May 12, 2017
Red-eyed Vireo-May 12, 2017
Black-throated Green-May 12, 2017
Hooded Warbler-May 8, 2017
American Redstart-May 8, 2017
Indigo Bunting-May 10, 2017
Blue-winged Warbler-May 10, 2017
Chestnut-sided Warbler-May 10, 2017
Finally got out to look for warblers. Only saw a few but it's early.
Prairie Warbler-May 3, 2017
My friend tipped me off to find this Great Horned Owl nest.
April 19, 2017
I found this Bald Eagle catching and eating 2 painted turtles at Hainesville WMA.
Bald Eagle-February 23, 2017
I got this Red-shouldered Hawk in NY.
Red-shouldered Hawk-February 16, 2017
I know it's been a while since my last update. Been shooting Short-eared Owls for last couple months. Here are a few shots.
Short-eared Owls-January 19, 2017
January 6, 2017
January 5, 2017
December 28, 2016
December 20, 2016
Found this same American Kestrel again hover hunting in NY. January 6, 2017
Male Northern Harrier AKA-Grey Ghost in NY. December 28, 2016
Found this American Kestrel hover hunting in NY.
American Kestrel-December 16, 2016
I also got a chance to shoot some Northern Harriers too.
Northern Harrier-December 8, 2016
Well I finally came upon a big buck. It was on the first day of deer season. I also have pics of him last year too. December 5, 2016
I saw this small 6pt in Andover. November 8, 2016
I was lucky to find this 8pt for the second year in a row. November 2, 2016
I found the Merlin again in Andover close to my house in really good light. November 6, 2016
I came across this Red-tailed Hawk in Andover the other day with a crow it killed. November 1, 2016
The rut is on! Found these 2 bucks really chasing does hard. October 31, 2016
I also got a couple little birds in my driveway.
Black-capped Chickadee-October 17, 2016
Ruby-crowned Kinglet-October 17, 2016
I saw the Merlin again in the same spot a couple days later, this time in much better light.
Merlin-October 17, 2016
I was very fortunate to see this awesome falcon right near my house in Andover.
Merlin-October 12, 2016
I came across a mother bear with 4 cubs this day. Unfortunately she was photo shy but I managed one shot of a single cub.
October 7, 2016
This was a huge surprise in my yard.
Shadow Darner-September 23, 2016
I have a bunch of trail cam pictures of this buck. I was fortunate enough to see him in daylight the other day.
September 23, 2016
Sorry it's been a while since the last update. It's been really tough finding any nice bucks.
September 21, 2016
Got a couple more decent bucks recently.
August 23, 2016
August 20, 2016
August 19, 2016
Finally found my first big buck of the year and he's a slammer! The biggest 8pt I've ever photographed. Plus there was another nice buck with him I got. August 10, 2016
Some butterflies have started showing up in my butterfly garden.
Monarch-August 4, 2016
Easter Tiger-Swallowtail-August 4, 2016
Hummingbird Clearwing Moth-August 4, 2016
Imperial Moth-August 2, 2016
Blue Dasher-August 1, 2016
Laurel Sphinx Moth-July 31, 2016
Well I made another trip down to Edwin B. Forsythe NWR in south jersey and got a few good shots. August 3, 2016
Great Blue Heron
I headed to Lake Oquitunk in Stokes State Forest to look for dragonflies and it turned out pretty good.
Widow Skimmer-July 21, 2016
Eastern Amberwing-July 21, 2016
Violet Dancers mating-July 21, 2016
Banded Pennant-July 20, 2016
Halloween Pennant-July 20, 2016
Violet Dancer-July 20, 2016
Halloween Pennants mating-July 20, 2016
Female Halloween Pennant-July 18, 2016
Halloween Pennant-July 13, 2016
Turqouise Bluett with Eastern Amberwing-July 13, 2016
Emerald Spreadwing-July 13, 2016
Slaty Skimmer-July 13, 2016
Eastern Amberwing-July 11, 2016
Banded Pennant-July 11, 2016
Halloween Pennants mating-July 11, 2016
Halloween Pennant-July 7, 2016
Halloween Pennant Female-July 7, 2016
Halloween Pennant-July 7, 2016
Had a chance to head up to Thunder Mountain again for more dragonflies. June 30, 2016
12 Spotted Skimmer
Well I finally made it to the Edwin B. Forsythe NWR in south jersey and wasn't disappointed! June 15, 2016
Black-crowned Night Heron
Red Winged Blackbird
I found this Brown Thrasher still roaming my backyard.
Brown Thrasher-June 12, 2016
Brown Thrasher-June 11, 2016
When I was coming home I spotted this small fox on the side of the road.
Red Fox-June 10, 2016
Even more Yellow Warblers from Thunder Mountain Rd.
Yellow Warbler-June 10, 2016
Yellow Warbler-June 9, 2016
Thunder Mountain is a good spot for warblers.
Yellow Warbler-June 6, 2016
Blue-winged Warbler-June 6, 2016
Female Hooded Merganser-June 6, 2016
I got extremely lucky when I came upon this Eastern Box Turtle in the road. Only the 4th I've ever seen. June 6, 2016
Got this House Wren in my yard. June 5, 2016
Back at Thunder Mountain for even more dragonflies. June 2, 2016
Went to my favorite warbler spot in Stokes State Forest and got this Magnolia Warbler.
June 2, 2016
June 1, 2016
At Thunder Mountain there were many Dragonflies out over these two days.
Dot-tailed Whiteface-May 30
Female Common Whitetail
Northern Water Snake
Great Blue Heron
Common Whitetail-May 26, 2016
Chalk-fronted Corporal-May 26, 2016
Dot-tailed Whiteface-May 26, 2016
Went up Sunrise Mountain and got a few Prairie Warblers. May 26, 2016
Indigo Bunting-May 26, 2016
Took a few trips up to Thunder Mountain and got some good stuff.
Chalk-fronted Corporal-May 25, 2016
Baby geese-May 25, 2016
Indigo Bunting-May 24, 2016
Northern Flicker-May 24, 2016
Female Hooded Warbler-May 24, 2016
Common Yellowthroat-May 24, 2016
Female Redwing Blackbird-May 21, 2016
Cedar Waxwings-May 21, 2016
Eastern Kingbird-May 21, 2016
I was in Stokes State Forest the other day when I got this Blackburnian Warbler. May 19, 2016
I got really lucky when I spotted this Baltimore Oriole nest. May 17, 2016
I went back to Thunder Mountain and got a couple nice Yellow Warbler shots.
May 18, 2016
Eastern Kingbird-May 18. 2016
May 17, 2016
I was in my room when I looked out the window and saw this Brown Thrasher on my turtle pond. I grabbed my camera and got outside to get some shots.
May 16, 2016
I was in Montague the other day where I got a couple of warblers.
Golden-winged Warbler-May 15, 2016 My second ever.
Chestnut-sided Warbler-May 15, 2016
This time I was in Stokes State forest where I came across this Hairy Woodpecker May 11, 2016
Went up Sunrise Mountain Rd and found this Eastern Towhee. May 10, 2016
Well the bears came back the other day. Luckily I was downstairs and had my camera ready.
May 10, 2016
When I came home there were 3 bears in my yard.
Black Bear-May 5, 2016
Went to Thunder Mountain the other day to see how it was and was glad I did!
Green Heron-May 5, 2016
Belted Kingfisher-May 5, 2016
I got up to Old Mine Rd the other day to check for warblers and wasn't disappointed.
Prairie Warbler-April 28, 2016
Blue-winged Warbler-April 28, 2016
Black & White Warbler-April 28, 2016
Northern Parula-April 27, 2016
Prairie Warbler-April 27, 2016
Got this Blue Jay outback as well.
Blue Jay-April 26, 2016
While outside by my turtle pond I heard the tell tale song of an Eastern Towhee. It wasn't long til I located him.
Eastern Towhee-April 25, 2016
Northern Cardinal-April 25, 2016
I got back to the Hainsville WMA the other day and got some good shots.
Palm Warbler-April 16, 2016
Song Sparrow-April 16, 2016
Wood Duck-April 16, 2016
Eastern Bluebird -April 14, 2016
Palm Warbler-April 14, 2016
Osprey-April 14, 2016
Red-tailed Hawk-April 14, 2016
Ring-necked Ducks-April 14, 2016
Bufflehead at Culver Lake-April 12, 2016
I know it's been a while but I finally got out of the house the other day.
Found this immature Bald Eagle at Thunder Mountain the other day. Watched it grab 2 painted turtles in a span of twenty minutes. Pretty cool.
Bald Eagle-March 31, 2016
Hainsville WMA-March 1, 2016
For a year I had been spotting this Leucistic Red-tailed Hawk on a road in Lafayette but always far away. Well I lucked out and finally caught him close to the road!
Leucistic Red-tailed Hawk-January 28, 2016
Eastern Screech Owl-January 28, 2016
Was at Liberty Marsh a couple days and got some good shots. Here are a few.
Immature Red-tailed Hawk-January 28, 2016
American Goldfinch-January 28, 2016
American Tree Sparrow-January 28, 2016
Northern Harrier-January 27, 2016
On my way home from the eagles I spotted this Red-shouldered Hawk on the side of the road. Lucky for me he let me take a few pics before flying off. January 19, 2016
Finally got up to the reservoir to look for eagles and wasn't disappointed. January 19, 2016
Here are my first Winter raptors of the season.
Rough-legged Hawk (Light morph) December 10, 2015
Got some more nice bucks recently.
November 20, 2015
November 15, 2015
November 13, 2015
November 11, 2015
November 6, 2015
November 3, 2015
November 1, 2015
October 29, 2015
Making a scrape
October 26, 2015
October 22, 2015
October 19, 2016
More Autumn Meadowhawks. September 6, 2015
Got these Autumn Meadowhawk Dragonflies at my house. September 2, 2015
Been seeing some nice bucks recently.
August 28, 2015
August 26, 2015
August 24, 2015
Saw this big bear in Lafayette following another smaller bear. August 24, 2015
Got lucky and saw this Giant Swallowtail on my butterfly bush. August 15, 2015
While driving in Paulinskill I came upon this fox with the mange which is fatal. August 8, 2015
Was lucky enough to find these nice bucks out in full velvet. August 1, 2015
Went back to find the coyote pups and was pleasantly surprised to find them playing in the fields again. July 24, 2015
Also ran into these coyote pups in Andover the other night. July 22, 2015
Got even more dragonflies the other day at Thunder Mountain. July 22, 2014
Common Green Darner in Flight
Got some more dragonflies at lake Oquitunk. July 21, 2015
Female Eastern Pondhawk
Scarlet Tanager in my backyard waterfall. July 11, 2014
The Red-shouldered Hawks have all fledged the nest! July 10, 2015
Some more dragonflies from Thunder Mountain. July 10, 2015
Common Green Darner
Got a couple new dragonfly species for me at Lake Ocquitunk. July 6, 2015
Update on the Red-shouldered Hawk nest. Chicks are getting much bigger. July 2, 2015
Got out to shoot a few Dragonflies the other day in Jefferson. June 22, 2015
Had a chance to visit the Red-shouldered Hawk nest to check on the babies that are growing fast. June 19, 2015
Finally made my first trip down to the Edwin B. Forsythe NWR in south jersey for 2015. I wasn't disappointed. June 8, 2015
Osprey with a fish.
Osprey in the grass.
Eastern Mud Turtle
Red-shouldered Hawk in nest with babies. June 5, 2015
Whitetail fawn at Crater Lake. June 5, 2015
Red-bellied Woodpecker in DWGNRA. June 5, 2015
Great-crested Flycatcher in my backyard. May 31, 2015
Indigo Bunting along Old Mine Road in DWGNRA. May 29, 2015
Another Black & White Warbler in DWGNRA. May 27, 2015
Common Grackle in DWGNRA. May 27, 2015
Black & White Warbler in Walpack area of DWGNRA. May 22, 2015
Chippping Sparrow in Stokes State Forest. May 22, 2015
Baltimore Oriole in DWGNRA. May 21, 2015
Eastern Phoebe in DWGNRA. May 21, 2015
Indigo Bunting also in DWGNRA. May 21, 2015
Red-shouldered Hawk in the nest in DWGNRA. May 21, 2015
My first ever Blackburnian Warbler in Stokes State Forest! May 20, 2015
Blue-winged Warbler on Old Mine Road in DWGNRA. May 13, 2015
Ruby-throated Hummingbird in Watergate Recreational Site in DWGNRA. May 13, 2015
Black-throated Green Warbler again in Stokes State Forest. May 13, 2015
Black-throated Green warbler in Stokes State Forest. May 7, 2015
Veery in Stokes State Forest. May 7, 2013
Black Bear sow I saw in Walpack area of DWGNRA. May 4. 2015
American Redstart in Walpack. May 4, 2015
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher in DWGNRA. April 29, 2015
Beaver eating tree buds. April 29, 2015
Green Heron in Pauilinskill WMA. April 28, 2015
Brown Thrasher in Tillmans Ravine area of Stokes State Forest. April 16, 2015
Wood Duck at Thunder Mountain. April 16, 2015
Pileated Woodpecker handiwork at big Flatbrook in Walpack. March 30, 2015
Great Blue Herons on the Paulinskill River. March 30, 2015
American Coot in Lafayette. March 30, 2015
Ring-necked Duck at Hillside Park in Andover. March 30, 2015
American Coot & American Kestrel in Lafayette. March 29, 2015
Some more recent raptor activity and also some backyard shots. It's been FREEZING the last week so I'm trying to get some good shots when I can from my yard.
Red-tailed Hawk-February 5, 2015
Northern Harrier-February 5, 2015
Grey Ghost-February 5, 2015
Red-bellied Woodpecker-February 2, 2015
Downy Woodpecker-February 2, 2015
White-throated Sparrow-February 2, 2015
Blue Jay-February 2, 2015
Dark-eyed Junco-January 28, 2015
Finally we got some snow and the Short-eared Owls came out early. There were 3 hanging on the ground until a Harrier came and spooked them up. Luckily they came kinda close before going back down.
January 28, 2015
Finally just before dark they got up in the last bit of sunlight.
Plus a Red-tailed Hawk kept flying by a little far away.
With my health being so bad I haven't been out much but did get out the other day and saw this Grey Ghost.
January 23, 2015
I ended up getting really lucky by sitting down to eat some yogurt when this Red-bellied Woodpecker landed at my set up.
January 16, 2015
Got this Light-morph Rough-legged Hawk on January 13, 2015.
Got some more raptors as it's getting really cold. Had to tough out 19degree weather with 30mph windgusts but it was well worth my hand freezing off!
Grey Ghost-January 5, 2015
Female Harriers-January 5, 2015
First trip out of the new year and saw a bunch of Rough-legged Hawks. Only got pics of this dark morph though. On the bright side I did see my first Short-eared Owl being attacked by a couple roughies. Just to far for shots.
Rough-legged Hawk(Dark Morph) January 2, 2015
Well 2014 has come and gone. Hard to imagine but it was a good year as I was able to photograph 96 different bird species only in NJ & NY. Got a handful of new species for me which was exciting. But now we're on to 2015. Hope it's as good or better!
Went out to look for some raptor activity and saw just a few harriers. But this Grey Ghost gave me a close fly by. December 11, 2014
Well I was driving down the road one day when I came to a field with a few pheasants in it. I pulled over and got a few shots.
Ring-necked Pheasant-December 5, 2014
Not much going on except around my house. Here are a few of my backyard visitors.
White-breasted Nuthatch-November 21 & 27, 2014
Dark-eyed Junco-November 27, 2014
Female Northern Cardinal-November 29, 2014
Saw my first Fox Sparrow of the year in my yard. November 18, 2014
Some more Northern Harriers.
These were taken withe Canons new 7D MarkII camera. Pretty pleased with the results. November 12, 2014
November 3, 2014
With the rut now in full swing the big bucks are really starting to show up! This has been the best rut I've seen in a long time!
Saw this 7pt with a messed up eye probably injured in a fight with another buck. November 16, 2014
Finally caught up with this buck I hadn't seen in 3 months. November 12, 2014
Sometimes you get really lucky on a nice cold morning and catch a couple big ones after a hot doe! November 10, 2014
Whenever you see a rub this size you know there's a big buck around! November 9, 2014
Sometimes they are laying right next to the rub itself! November 9, 2014
Only the third drop tine buck I've ever seen in NJ. November 3, 2014
Big 10pt on Halloween looking for does. October 31, 2014
Another 8pt lip curling in same field.
A buck I named "Goal Post". October 27, 2014
Another couple nice bucks a month or so before the rut. September 25, 2014
Was looking in the old duck box for screech owls and finally saw one. This year it's a grey version. October 31, 2014
Eastern Screech Owl
Got a chance to look for harriers finally and saw a few which looks good for this season. October 27, 2014
White-breasted Nuthatch out back. October 24, 2014
Fall is moving fast and the birds are really moving. Here are a few I've seen in my yard.
Blue Jay-October 18, 2014
Tufted Titmouse-October 18, 2014
White-breasted Nuthatch-October 17, 2014
Golden-crowned Kinglet-October 15, 2014