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:

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

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

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  3. 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

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

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  5. 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!♥

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

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

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

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  9. Your photos, as always, are lovely!

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

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

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  12. Great shots. What beautiful birds.

    Darryl and Ruth :)

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  13. Wow your collage is pretty Eillen. Thanks for sharing!

    Mosaic Monday

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  14. 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!

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  15. 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

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  16. Marvelous! Such many footprints of the geese.

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  17. Nice shots - they are such inquisitive birds!

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

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

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  20. Lovely photos! You always put together such wonderful collages.

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

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  22. They are beautiful creatures. Love all the photos.

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  23. They look pretty chubby on a diet of seaweed.

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

    Wish you a great week!

    Irene

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

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  26. 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

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

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  28. 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.

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

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

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  31. 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

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  32. 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.

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

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

    Have a great week!

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

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  36. 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

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  37. These are beautiful images :-)

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  38. Beautiful collection of shots. I love the subdued colours.

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

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  40. 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.

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  41. Your nature shots are always outstanding, Eileen!

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

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  42. 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.

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  43. http://annsnowchin.blogspot.com/2012/01/weekend-bridge-omaha-shorebirds.html


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

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

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

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  46. beautiful series of photos. i enjoy your bird photos.

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  47. 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. :)

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

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  49. 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

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  50. Lovely pictures and so interesting.

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

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  52. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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  58. Wonderful shots! And oh, what a lovely beach.

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

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  60. These are wonderful shots Eileen! Love them.

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  61. 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!!

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

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

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  64. 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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