Archive for 2008 March

Short-eared Owls – March 30th, 2008 @ The Pole Farm

Short-eared Owl - March 2008
I never grow tired of seeing the hunting Short-eared Owls at the Pole Farm near Princeton New Jersey. These two were hunting and must have come too close to one another’s territory! If you live in NJ and have not been here you need to. Seriously. :)

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Eastern Meadowlark – March 30th, 2008 @ The Pole Farm

Eastern Meadowlark - March 2008
The Pole Farm is a great New Jersey spot for Eastern Meadowlark and Short-eared Owls. The Meadowlarks were calling their hearts out and chasing each other around. This was my first decent shot of an Eastern Meadowlark so I was a happy camper. :)

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Evening Grosbeaks – March 2008 @ Assunpink WMA

Evening Grosbeak - March 2008
The Evening Grosbeaks of Assunpink WMA fame didn’t disappoint! The male sat out for 5 minutes basking in the sun. The females were close by and afforded nice views as well. The males call was an interesting one as it sounded like someone swallowing water while trying to whistle. Great Birds and a New Jersey first for me!

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Saw-whet Owls – March 22nd, 2008 @ Somerset County

Saw-whet Owl - March 2008
Had a fun day in Somerset county seeing not one but two different Saw-whet Owls! These two were much smaller than the previous bird I had seen as it had been all relaxed and puffed up. They just sat and let us watch them for a short amount of time (as to not disturb them).

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Red-Necked Grebe – March 18th, 2008 @ Spruce Run

Red-necked Grebe - March 2008
Went to Spruce Run hoping to find the reported Franklin’s Gull. While I didn’t see the Gull I did get to see three different species of Grebe. Pied-Billed Grebe, Horned Grebe¬†and the Red-necked Grebe (shown above).

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