What Bird Did You See Today?

pooriggy

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Team MTBNJ Halter's
While paddling the Barnegat bay with Mary this afternoon I came upon an Eastern Willet guarding an area on a sedge island off of Harvey Cedars, he was very vocal. His feathers were striking in flight.

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Crummy house on the island off of Harvey Cedars in middle of the bay.

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jShort

2018 Fantasy Football Toilet Bowl Lead Technician
Team MTBNJ Halter's
While paddling the Barnegat bay with Mary this afternoon I came upon an Eastern Willet guarding an area on a sedge island off of Harvey Cedars, he was very vocal. His feathers were striking in flight.

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Crummy house on the island off of Harvey Cedars in middle of the bay.

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Is that your beer pong table on the back?
 

jmanic

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Staff member
Team MTBNJ Halter's
Update on the hummingbird situ:
Added 2 more feeders (3 total).
Thinking of adding another.
The dogfights around the feeders are non-stop. They sound like a lightsaber duel with the occasional cheeping chatter.
I think there are probably around 5-6 resident birds now.
Loving it.
 

fidodie

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Update on the hummingbird situ:
Added 2 more feeders (3 total).
Thinking of adding another.
The dogfights around the feeders are non-stop. They sound like a lightsaber duel with the occasional cheeping chatter.
I think there are probably around 5-6 resident birds now.
Loving it.
Picture/video fail.
Just saying
 

serviceguy

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Bald Eagle on Shepherds Lake. Technically, it was yesterday...too far away from the shore for me to capture a picture worth showing. He/she (my wife kept referring to it as He and I kept referring to it as She, no idea why) kept flying across the lake, wait for pray on a tree , capture some fish, eating it on a tree, repeat...
 

fidodie

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Bald Eagle on Shepherds Lake. Technically, it was yesterday...too far away from the shore for me to capture a picture worth showing. He/she (my wife kept referring to it as He and I kept referring to it as She, no idea why) kept flying across the lake, wait for pray on a tree , capture some fish, eating it on a tree, repeat...
same out in STL area last week....camera shy.

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pooriggy

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Team MTBNJ Halter's
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The Eagle has landed.
While working the other day at 5:50am, prepping the golf course for play I heard a bird noise I've never heard before.
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Bald_Eagle/sounds

I dropped what I was doing, grabbed my field glasses and scanned the tree line for the mystery bird. The bald eagle was easy to spot in the tree tops. I walked closer cautiously, not wanting to spook the visitor.

While watching the eagle, I also observed an Osprey dive bombing the bird with aggressive efforts to try to get him to move on, the Osprey has a nest about 1000yrds away and doesn't want competition for food or any threats upon its young. This was taken with my phone, crappy pic but it illustrates the scale of what was going on.

I'm not sure why the Eagle sat there for over 20 minutes in defiance while the Osprey attacked, we had a heavy rain the previous hour, maybe he was resting and drying out?


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w_b

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Can’t believe 13 pages and nobody’s spotted this guy:

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Yup he’s struggling but the extremely rare G.P. Bird will eventually figure it out.