Sunday, January 15, 2012

Barnegat Brants

I am linking up my Barnegat Brants with Mosaic Monday   and Our World Tuesday

The Brant is a small goose with a short stubby bill. It's undertail is pure white and the tail is short and black. the Brant's head and neck are black but there is a small white patch on either side of the neck.


The Brant's above seemed to find a perfect spot on the Barnegat beach to eat their favorite seaweed.


 The Brant is a coastal bird in the winter and rarely leaves tidal estuaries. They feed on seaweed, sea lettuce and some grasses.



To see more wonderful mosaics and photos please visit Mosaic Monday  and Our World Tuesday


Thanks to Mary of Mosaic Monday and to the great hosting group of Our World Tuesday: Sylvia, Sandy, Lady Fi, Gattina and Arija. 

Also, thanks for stopping by to see my post, I always appreciate your visit.  Have a great week!

65 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i love these geese with their tiny bills! once again, lucky you!!!

Andrew said...

A wonderful post Eileen.. the collage is beautiful as are all your lovely images.

grammie g said...

HI Eileen...One I have not heard of ...thanks for the introduction : }
I like your photos ...especially the way you collaged them ..my favorite is the large middle one!!
Grace

Carol said...

Beautiful mosaics, Eileen! I love the beach shots and the one with seaweed covered rocks is fantastic.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These are such neat birds and you got great photos! I took a few bird photos today but haven't loaded them on my computer yet! Enjoy your week!♥

A Garden of Threads said...

Beautiful shots, love the one of the beach. Have a great week:)

Linda G. said...

I read the title of your blog post very quickly the first time. I read "Barnegat Brats"! The pictures of the brants are great!

Elaine said...

Great pictures of the seashore .I like the geese. They are so fun to watch.

podso said...

Your photos, as always, are lovely!

Linda said...

A new one for me! Thanks for sharing your great photos and educating me in the process!

Gillian Olson said...

Great shots, I have never seen these geese before. Thanks for sharing.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Great shots. What beautiful birds.

Darryl and Ruth :)

Kim, USA said...

Wow your collage is pretty Eillen. Thanks for sharing!

Mosaic Monday

Vee said...

If I had ever seen these before, I would have labeled them merely an odd goose. Perhaps I'll remember that they are Brants from now on. Hope that you are enjoying a good winter!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow---I've never seen the before. Love those tiny bills. What a gorgeous bird.. So glad you captured them... AWESOME...

Love the header also. Wow!
Hugs,
Betsy

rainfield61 said...

Marvelous! Such many footprints of the geese.

~3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Nice shots - they are such inquisitive birds!

NicoleB said...

Amazing how well camouflaged they are between those mossy rocks :)

Lorrie said...

What great photos of the Barnegat Brants. They look like they are enjoying their time on the beach.

Elaine said...

Lovely photos! You always put together such wonderful collages.

Crafty Green Poet said...

such lovely birds, the brants. (We call them Brents, not sure if they're the same species or just very closely related)

Eden said...

They are beautiful creatures. Love all the photos.

diane b said...

They look pretty chubby on a diet of seaweed.

Irene said...

A great post, Eileen! Never heard about of these geese, so thanks for the introduction!

Wish you a great week!

Irene

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Great mosiac and photos of the birds. I don't think I have ever seen one before. V

Ingrid said...

Beautiful mosaic and so glad to learn about a new goose. So glad to have found your blog with all these amazing photos.
Thanks for dropping by mine.
I x

laurak@forestwalkart said...

great shots and mosaic of the geese! i've never seen these geese before...they're so CUTE!!!
honk honk!

Martha Z said...

Very interesting, I'm going to look again at my images from the crane expedition. Some of the geese looked like Canada geese but seemed to small. Although I was well inland, the Delta is tidal so I suppose it is possible they are Brants.

Riet said...

You get to the most wonderful places and your photo's are so beautiful Eileen.
Have a nice week

Bob Bushell said...

Those Brants are beautiful, I've never heard of them either. Good photos.

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful birds!

Cat & Cricket said...

Eileen~
When I get back to Jersey for a short stint.. you reminded me that I must head to LBI... it is one of the best places to get killer driftwood!
Awesome post... Yes.. I will admit..even moving to Florida.. I still miss some of my Jersey Shores...
xoxo
Cricket

Martha Z said...

You spurred me to research the goose I saw. Not a Brant or Canada goose, I think it is a cackling goose and I will post about it later. Next week will be the cranes so the following week I'll have the geese and all the other birds we saw.

Denise said...

I have never seen or heard of these geese before. Great information and photos. Thanks Eileen!

Antonette said...

Love the Brants. Enjoyed all of your photos as usual!

Have a great week!

Gary said...

Great tour of the beach with the brants!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful ducks and such a lovely area! Terrific captures as always, Eileen! I always enjoy all that I learn from your interesting and informative posts! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Sylvia

Joyful said...

These are beautiful images :-)

NixBlog said...

Beautiful collection of shots. I love the subdued colours.

Ann said...

when I went to the bird sanctuary on Sunday, I thought of you.

Ann said...

The Godwits that flew over and I wasn't fast enough to snap. There were 2 of us, and my husband forgot to turn on Video mode.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your nature shots are always outstanding, Eileen!

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Thank you for yout kind words of sympathy. I realy appreciate them!

Ann said...

Hi Eileen,

Yes, these were Godwits. I didn't know then, and asked the Bird Trust. I have watched on TV that people got to these places and hold welcoming and farewelling parties. I didn't understand why, until I saw them. It was really awesome. ( We even had a TV commentator who said these people were stupid). But now, I want to see them, there were 100s and 100s of birds.

http://annsnowchin.blogspot.com/2012/01/weekend-bridge-omaha-shorebirds.html Here I mentioned your name.

Ann said...

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I send it to your no reply email. Try this.

My Little Home and Garden said...

Your love of nature shines through in your photos of the Brants.

Carver said...

You go to such wonderful places for birds. Great post.

Life Ramblings said...

beautiful series of photos. i enjoy your bird photos.

NatureFootstep said...

great place. And a great goose. I saw a few Brent goose when I was in Falsterbo in the beginning of october. Only got two lousy shots. But I did see it. :)

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of the goose. The mosaic arrangement is very nice.

Genie said...

Thanks for your kind comments on my blog. This one deserves lots of them because you have put together some lovely collage of the beaches and birds. The last one is my favorite. genie

Maple Lane said...

Lovely pictures and so interesting.

Al said...

Wonderful bird shots, and I love that beach, as it's something I almost never see!

Lynn said...

Lovely photos, Eileen. My sister has a bird blog and has really enjoyed photographing birds around Western New York. I'll point her to your blog and photos. Thanks for visiting Cottage and Creek too. Have a nice week.
Lynn
www.cottageandcreek.com

betchai said...

they walk so elegantly in the pictures, beautiful pictures Eileen.

Indrani said...

Your photographs never fail to amaze me. Such wonderful captures in their habitats.

Lew said...

Great shots of the ducks! Catoctin Furnace is just off US 15 on MD 806 as you near the Cunningham Falls entrance.

kanak7 said...

Again another new name to me! Your images and collage are beautiful! I also like your header.

Ebie said...

Your birding expedition is always so interesting. I simply love your photos.

ladyfi said...

Wonderful shots! And oh, what a lovely beach.

Eden said...

Beautiful photos of the geese. My first time to see geese like this one. Thank you for sharing.

Liz said...

These are wonderful shots Eileen! Love them.

Debbie said...

a goose is a goose, i just had no idea there were different types!!

your pictures are beautiful, i visit barnegat all the time but never take time with nature. that's going to change. thanks!!

missing moments said...

Great collage and photos ... learn something everytime I stop by.

Sallie (FullTiime-Life) said...

The beach is wonderful Eileen and, as always, your bird photos just make them come alive (I can almost hear the honking).

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Hi...you may end up with 2 comments. I love the geese and the green algae on the rocks, make the images even more intersting. BTW
Blogger is really messing up. I am posting this on everyone's comment. Many of your sites are not showing at all, only goes to white pages. I shall keep trying to view post entries~

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