Jeff Crawn Wildlife Photography - Sights of Sussex County, New Jersey

2019 is here!

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I'm back!!
After  2 1/2 months I'm finally back! I wasn't able to update the site due to a glitch.
My friend called me the other day to tell me there was a Bald Eagle on Lake Iliff right around the corner from my house. I hopped in my car and went right over and got him. March 10, 2019

I came home the other day and found this Eastern Screech Owl in my backyard owl box. So exciting. March 7, 2019

These were shot with the Canon 7D2 with a 600mm f/4 with a 2x teleconverter. It did ok. January 14, 2019

Belted Kingfisher

There was this Belted Kingfisher hanging around the reservoir. Luckily his favorite perch was in camera range. January 9, 2019

January 4, 2019
Ring-billed Gull

Belted Kingfisher

January 3, 2019

Went back again for the first time in the new year. January 2, 2019

Went back again the next day for more. December 27, 2018

Went back two days later and saw more.December 26, 2018

I finally got out to look for eagles in my old hot spot and wasn't disappointed. December 24, 2018

Another big 9pt. November 8, 2018

Green 9pt. November 2, 2018

Last shots I ever took of Tight Rack. November 1, 2018

Another nice 8pt in Green. October 31, 2018

Nice 9pt in Green. October 31, 2018

Couple random bucks in Green. October 31, 2018

October 29, 2018

8pt in Lafayette. October 25, 2018

Broken G2. October 25, 2018

Big Nine & Tight Rack. October 19, 2018

Big Nine. October 5, 2018

Tight Rack. October 3, 2018

A couple of small bucks in Green. October 3, 2018

Nice young 7pt in Green.September 30, 2018

Big Nine. September 21, 2018

Big  Nine & Broken G2. September 18, 2018

Broken G2 Buck & Tight Rack. September 16, 2018

Andover Nursing Home bucks. September 15, 2018

Tight rack.September 14, 2018

I finally got one of these awesome dragonflies to land!
Wandering Glider-September 5, 2018

Bald Eagle in Andover. September 2, 2018

Andover bucks. September 2, 2018

Andover bucks. September 1, 2018

Frelinghuysen bucks. August 30, 2018

Andover bucks. August 27, 2018

Andover bucks. August 26, 2018

Andover bucks. August 23, 2018

Andover bucks. August 20, 2018

Andover bucks. August 19, 2018

Fredon bucks. August 16, 2018-I have pics of this buck last year too.

More Frelinghuysen bucks. August 12, 2018

Double drop-tine buck in Fredon. August 12, 2018

Bachelor group in Frelinghuysen. August 10, 2018

More Andover bucks. August 9, 2018

Andover bucks. August 7, 2018

Bachelor group in Fredon. August 7, 2018

I was very fortunate to have a friend get a Copperhead for me. This was a lifer snake for me! July 21, 2018

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
Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Again at same hotspot in Stokes. June 6, 2018
Blackburnian Warbler

Went to my good warbler spot in Stokes State Forest and found this beauty! May 30, 2018
Magnolia Warbler

Went back to Flatbrookville for more warblers. May 24, 2018
Blue-winged Warbler

Red-winged Blackbird

Found this beautiful guy crossing the road in Layton. May 21, 2018
Wood Turtle

Headed up to Flatbrookville for more Warblers. May 18, 2018
Praire Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Black-billed Cuckoo

Magnolia Warbler

Box Turtle

Back on Sunrise Mountain Rd again for more Warblers. May 10, 2018
Black & White Warbler

American Redstart


Female Black-throated Blue Warbler

Red-eyed Vireo

Eastern Towhee

Scarlet Tanager in my backyard. May 9, 2018

Back on Sunrise Mountain Rd for more great Warbler action. May 7, 2018
Eastern Towhee

Blackburnian Warbler

Canada Warbler

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

Osprey-June15, 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 couplmonths. 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


Snowy Egret

Great Egret

Black Skimmer

Forsters Tern

Double-crested Cormorants

Seaside Dragonlets

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 
Blue Dasher

Widow Skimmer

Slaty Skimmer

Halloween Pennant

Eastern Kingbird

12 Spotted Skimmer

Spangled Skimmer

Eastern Pondhawk

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

Blue Grosbeak

Red Winged Blackbird

Great Egret

Snowy Egret

Diamondback Terrapins

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
Widow Skimmer

Chalk-fronted Corporal

Dot-tailed Whiteface

Calico Pennant

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

Song Sparrow

Bull Frog

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
Eastern Towhee

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
Mute Swan

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

Northern Harrier

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

Lip curling

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

Halloween Pennant

Blue Dasher

Got some more dragonflies at lake Oquitunk. July 21, 2015
Banded Pennant

Female Eastern Pondhawk

Halloween Pennant

Slaty Skimmer

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
Halloween Pennant

Calico Pennant

Common Green Darner

Got a couple new dragonfly species for me at Lake Ocquitunk. July 6, 2015
Calico Pennant

Banded Pennant

Widow Skimmer

Slaty Skimmer

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
Slaty Skimmer

Dot-tailed Whiteface

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

Black Skimmers

Osprey with a fish.

Osprey in the grass.

Glossy Ibis

Great Egret

Laughing Gull

Forsters Tern

Purple Martin

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