Sunday, September 11, 2011

Edwin Forsythe NWR part II

Today is the 10th anniversary of 9/11, I wanted to say a thank you to all the Firefighters and Police who put their lives in danger on that day and every day and to honor all those who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attack. My prayers go out to the victims and their families. It is one day I will never forget.



For my post this week I have some more birds from the Edwin Forsythe wildlife rufuge in New Jersey for my  Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday.



I know by now everyone knows I love to go birding. For me birding is peaceful and relaxing. These photos are from last weekends visit to the wildlife refuge. We saw some great birds and had a great time. Here is a list of some of the birds we saw at the refuge: 4 Clapper Rails,  Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets and Cattle Egrets, Great Blue Herons, Black Crowned Night Heron, Caspian Terns, Forsters Terns, Black bellied Plovers, Glossy Ibis, Semipalmated Sandpipers and Plovers, Sanderlings, Dowitchers, Yellowlegs, Black Skimmers, hundreds of gulls, Osprey and Swallows. I am sure there are some birds I am forgetting, there were so many.

One of the 4 Clapper Rails we saw.



In my mosaic below I have photos of the terns, gulls, glossy ibis, black bellied plovers and egrets.


Cute juvie Tern...I believe this is a Forsters Tern


In this photo, I believe the large group are the semipalmated sandpipers, swallow, clapper rail, osprey and yellowleg.

Below just three of the  Glossy Ibis we saw.


To see more wonderful Mosaic and photos please visit  Mosaic Monday  and Our world Tuesday.  Thanks to Mary of Mosaic Monday and to the host of Our World: Sylvia, Sandy, Gattina, Lady Fi and Arija.

I hope you enjoyed my birds from the wildlife rufuge and I hope everyone has a great week ahead. Thanks for visiting my blog, I appreciate your comments.

42 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful pictures of the Ibises.

Sue said...

Such a wonderful variety! Though I might not ever see these birds, it's nice learning new ones.

rainfield61 said...

Yes, me too. Though I might not ever see these birds, it's nice learning new ones.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I completely understand your love of birding...it seems so serene and peaceful. I remember the first time I saw a blue heron...it was like magic!

Lavender Cottage said...

Birding is such a peaceful hobby. Thanks for sharing your photos Eileen.
Judith

Diane Writes said...

Wow you have capture a flock. I love them. Have a great week!

Pondside said...

I've never seen, nor heard of a Glossy Ibis - what a wonderfully unusual bird!

Teagarden said...

Wonderful mosaics! Thanks for sharing!
Markus

lina @happy family said...

Really enjoying your bird shots :)

Bernie said...

You do get to see some fabulous birds when you get out birdwatching. That is a rather cute little Tern!

GrandmaK said...

Wonderful pictures. You can almost feel the change in the season. Wishing you a grand week!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

We have been observing the traffic of birds in our own backyard in the last couple of weeks. I think we have seen the last of our hummingbirds although I will keep the feeder up for a while yet just in case. Many birds have begun their winter migration now. I am so sad to see them go. I enjoyed your post of birds in your area. V

Snap said...

Wonderful shots, Eileen. I find watching birds very relaxing also. It's so much fun watching shore birds ... especially the little guys ... they are so active on their *feet*!!!

Carolina Mts said...

You have access to some great places for birding - I do miss the coast for that reason. Lovely shots.

Ebie said...

If I could be closed to a WR, I would be there in an instant. The varieties of the egrets are so beautiful!

ellen b. said...

I really did enjoy your birds Eileen. This would be a walk I'd enjoy. Have a good week!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Eileen is it wonderful how you are able to name so many east coast birds and record them with your camera in their natural habitat! The Edwin Forsythe wildlife rufuge looks like a wonderful birder area. You found such a wnderful variety of birds there.

Martha Z said...

What a great day of birding, Eileen. That looks like a convention of egrets.

aka Penelope said...

The tall grasses not only enhance the water scenes and make life more livable for the birds nearby … they also make lovely photographic subjects. Thanks as always for sharing the natural wonders of your world. :)

Leovi said...

Delicious shot a real darling. I love your way decaptar the natural environment.

Sylvia K said...

It does indeed look like a great day of birding and I love the egrets! Terrific captures and what a wonderful variety of birds! Hope you have a lovely week!

Sylvia

Kay L. Davies said...

The glossy ibis is new to me, too, and the juvenile tern is ever so cute. An interesting and busy day's birding.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

The French Hutch said...

Your nature photos are breathtaking. Your hobby is so interesting.

~Emily
The FrenchHutch

Rajesh said...

Fantastic shots of the birds.

dAwN said...

Great photos and mosaics! I love birding there..You are lucky you are able to go there often..Great Place!

missing moments said...

Wonderful variety of birds. I love photographing them and watching their behaviors.

stardust said...

You're so blessed to have such a rich waterfront for the wildlife where you can watch so many varied birds on one visit. Some birds are new to me, I checked the dictionary what they are called in Japanese. Thank you for sharing.

bj said...

Great photos...glossy ibis..never heard of it..out here on the plains of West Texas, sparrows, robins, blue jays...some kind of black birds..nothing exotic like these.:)
xoxo bj

Indrani said...

Aren't they a feast to eyes! We rarely get to see them here in concrete jungle.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely variety of birds!

NatureFootstep said...

this is a great waterland and a good set of birds. :)

ladyfi said...

What a lovely refuge for birds. So many great shots!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Beautiful mosaics! Love the white egrets, we have them here too - they seem so elegant.

Gattina said...

Great pictures, fortunately my cats are outside !

Life Ramblings said...

your bird shots are truly stunning, makes my heart smile. :)

Gary said...

Great hike Eileen!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Icy BC said...

I am enjoying my visit to your blog every time, since I get to see different birds that I don't get to see here!

Gorgeous photos, and amazing birds.

Al said...

It looks like a beautiful place, great shots.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That refuge is really heaven for a bird watcher (well and obviously for the birds as well). And your pictures are so good, I really feel the excitement of spotting them. Thanks!

Nayana said...

wonderful..wonderful shots! I have never seen this birds..all of them...

Arija said...

What a successful and soothing day for you! Lovely birds and I adore your egret header. Those ibis are gorgeous with their sword shaped beaks. Amazing to se so many birds in one day and to my way of thinking, so many that are large enough for older eyes to see!

Thank you for this wonderful post on Our World.

Mary said...

Omigosh, what fabulous captures!!! I would love to see some of those, and I'm not really a birder but just someone who loves wildlife... :) Thanks for sharing at MM. :)

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