Greg Gard: Blog http://www.greggard.com/blog en-us (C) Greg Gard info@greggard.com (Greg Gard) Sat, 15 Jul 2017 23:46:00 GMT Sat, 15 Jul 2017 23:46:00 GMT Black Skimmer flying low - Nickerson Beach, New York http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/7/black-skimmer-nickerson-beach-ny Adult Black Skimmer flying low over the Nickerson Beach, New York:

Adult Black Skimmer's silhouette as it flies low over the Nickerson Beach, New YorkBlack SkimmerAdult Black Skimmer - Nickerson Beach, Lido Beach, Long Island, Nassau County, New York, USA - for more detailed view and EXIF data, please click on the image -

 

In an effort to help photographers and birdwatchers on their next visit to this famous beach, I wrote a free Ultimate Guide to photographing nesting shorebirds at the Nickerson Beach: http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/7/nickerson-beach-ny-guide where I post frequent updates where I find these birds. I hope you will find it useful! Let me know 😊

 

You can find me also on:

- Instagram: greggardphoto

- Facebook: greg.gard.9

- Twitter: newtobirding

 

If you would like to help me with creating more content like this, you can support my bird photography by purchasing any item on Amazon via my affiliate link: http://amzn.to/2alLCx2​ - Just save it in your bookmarks/favorites and shop away :) Remember that the prices stay the same. I will simply receive a small percentage of a total you pay to Amazon. Be assured, no personal data is shared with me.  And it doesn't stop there :) The more you shop, the bigger the donation I would be able to make at the end of this year. Every year, I'm making a donation to charities that help in conservation and rehabilitation of  birds and other wildlife. This year, my charity of choice is The Raptor Trust, one of the premier wild bird rehabilitation centers in the United States: http://theraptortrust.org

 

You can also start your Amazon search right here:

Here are some of mine favorite shorebird guides for a quick read (to save money buy used books):

 

Some of you, not using Amazon, expressed interest of simply making a donation. Thank you! I decided to set up a donation link with PayPal:

Simply click on the Donate button and follow the instructions. You don't need a PayPal account to donate and you can use any credit card: Visa, MasterCard, AmEx etc. No personal information is shared with me. As a thank you to all donating via PayPal (If you decide to share a shipping address with me), I will send a gift in a form of a print at the end of the year :)

If you are about to create a website for your photography, and need a discount coupon code for your new Zenfolio account, please use my referral code: YRF-6XN-3BX at the checkout to save up to 30%.

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info@greggard.com (Greg Gard) 1dxii 600mm bird nickerson ny photography shorebirds http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/7/black-skimmer-nickerson-beach-ny Sat, 15 Jul 2017 23:45:57 GMT
Red Fox kits - New Jersey http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/7/red-fox-kits-nj - Full disclosure: This post contains references to products from Amazon.com and I may receive small compensation when you purchase a product via my affiliate link on this website -

 

Playful Red Fox kits at their best 😊

- select 1080p HD for best video quality -

 

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You can find me also on:

- Instagram: greggardphoto

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- Twitter: newtobirding

 

If you would like to help me with creating more content like this, you can support my wildlife photography by purchasing any item on Amazon via my affiliate link: http://amzn.to/2alLCx2​ - Just save it in your bookmarks/favorites and shop away :) Remember that the prices stay the same. I will simply receive a small percentage of a total you pay to Amazon. Be assured, no personal data is shared with me.  And it doesn't stop there :) The more you shop, the bigger the donation I would be able to make at the end of this year. Every year, I'm making a donation to charities that help in conservation and rehabilitation of  birds and other wildlife. This year, my charity of choice is The Raptor Trust, one of the premier wild bird rehabilitation centers in the United States: http://theraptortrust.org

 

You can also start your Amazon search right here:

 

Some readers of my blog, not using Amazon, expressed interest of simply making a donation. Thank you! I decided to set up a donation link with PayPal:

Simply click on the Donate button and follow the instructions. You don't need a PayPal account to donate and you can use any credit card: Visa, MasterCard, AmEx etc. No personal information is shared with me. As a thank you to all donating via PayPal (If you decide to share a shipping address with me), I will send a gift in a form of a print at the end of the year :)

Here are some great books that might help you with hawkwatching:

If you are about to create a website for your photography, and need a discount coupon code for your new Zenfolio account, please use my referral code: YRF-6XN-3BX at the checkout to save up to 30%.

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info@greggard.com (Greg Gard) 1DX 600mm NJ video wildlife http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/7/red-fox-kits-nj Sun, 09 Jul 2017 00:42:26 GMT
Piping Plover chick - Nickerson Beach, NY http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/7/piping-plover-chick - Full disclosure: This post contains references to products from Amazon.com and I may receive small compensation when you purchase a product via my affiliate link on this website -

5 days old Piping Plover chick sneaking up on me 🙈

5 days old Piping Plover chick exploring the Nickerson Beach, Long Island, New YorkYoung Piping PloverPiping Plover chick running - Nickerson Beach, Lido Beach, Nassau County, Long Island, New York, USA

- for more detailed view and EXIF data, please click on the image -

After a very fruitful and relaxing trip to California, I came back to a very busy work schedule. Whenever I can, I'm trying to squeeze in an hour or so of bird photography. This is one of my recent photographs, and a follow up, on a 3 just hatched Piping Plovers that I found last week at the Nickerson Beach, New York. In an effort to help photographers on their next visit to this famous beach, I wrote a free Ultimate Guide: http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/7/nickerson-beach-ny-guide where I post frequent updates where I find these birds. I hope you will find it useful! Let me know 😊

 

You can find me also on:

- Instagram: greggardphoto

- Facebook: greg.gard.9

- Twitter: newtobirding

 

If you would like to help me with creating more content like this, you can support my bird photography by purchasing any item on Amazon via my affiliate link: http://amzn.to/2alLCx2​ - Just save it in your bookmarks/favorites and shop away :) Remember that the prices stay the same. I will simply receive a small percentage of a total you pay to Amazon. Be assured, no personal data is shared with me.  And it doesn't stop there :) The more you shop, the bigger the donation I would be able to make at the end of this year. Every year, I'm making a donation to charities that help in conservation and rehabilitation of  birds and other wildlife. This year, my charity of choice is The Raptor Trust, one of the premier wild bird rehabilitation centers in the United States: http://theraptortrust.org

 

You can also start your Amazon search right here:

Here are some of mine favorite shorebird guides for a quick read (to save money buy used books):

 

Some of you, not using Amazon, expressed interest of simply making a donation. Thank you! I decided to set up a donation link with PayPal:

Simply click on the Donate button and follow the instructions. You don't need a PayPal account to donate and you can use any credit card: Visa, MasterCard, AmEx etc. No personal information is shared with me. As a thank you to all donating via PayPal (If you decide to share a shipping address with me), I will send a gift in a form of a print at the end of the year :)

If you are about to create a website for your photography, and need a discount coupon code for your new Zenfolio account, please use my referral code: YRF-6XN-3BX at the checkout to save up to 30%.

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info@greggard.com (Greg Gard) 1DXII 600mm Bird NY Photography chick nickerson shorebirds http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/7/piping-plover-chick Thu, 06 Jul 2017 01:04:23 GMT
Osprey landing on the nest - New York http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/6/osprey-landing-ny - Full disclosure: This post contains references to products from Amazon.com and I may receive small compensation when you purchase a product via my affiliate link on this website -

Here is an adult Osprey, aka Fish Hawk, landing on the nest in slow motion:

Interesting facts via CornellLab:

- Ospreys are unusual among hawks in possessing a reversible outer toe that allows them to grasp with two toes in front and two behind. Barbed pads on the soles of the birds' feet help them grip slippery fish. When flying with prey, an Osprey lines up its catch head first for less wind resistance

- Ospreys are excellent anglers. Over several studies, Ospreys caught fish on at least 1 in every 4 dives, with success rates sometimes as high as 70 percent. The average time they spent hunting before making a catch was about 12 minutes—something to think about next time you throw your line in the water.

- The Osprey readily builds its nest on manmade structures, such as telephone poles, channel markers, duck blinds, and nest platforms designed especially for it. Such platforms have become an important tool in reestablishing Ospreys in areas where they had disappeared. In some areas nests are placed almost exclusively on artificial structures.

- Osprey eggs do not hatch all at once. Rather, the first chick emerges up to five days before the last one. The older hatchling dominates its younger siblings, and can monopolize the food brought by the parents. If food is abundant, chicks share meals in relative harmony; in times of scarcity, younger ones may starve to death.

- An Osprey may log more than 160,000 migration miles during its 15-to-20-year lifetime. Scientists track Ospreys by strapping lightweight satellite transmitters to the birds’ backs. The devices pinpoint an Osprey's location to within a few hundred yards and last for 2-3 years. During 13 days in 2008, one Osprey flew 2,700 miles—from Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, to French Guiana, South America.

- The oldest known Osprey was at least 25 years, 2 months old, and lived in Virginia. It was banded in 1973, and found in 1998.

 

Feel free to share this video with your friends on a social media site of your choice :)

Make sure to visit often or better yet, subscribe to my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/gregsthings to be notified with each new video upload. 

You can find me also on:

- Instagram: greggardphoto

- Facebook: greg.gard.9

- Twitter: newtobirding

 

If you would like to help me with creating more content like this, you can support my bird photography by purchasing any item on Amazon via my affiliate link: http://amzn.to/2alLCx2​ - Just save it in your bookmarks/favorites and shop away :) Remember that the prices stay the same. I will simply receive a small percentage of a total you pay to Amazon. Be assured, no personal data is shared with me.  And it doesn't stop there :) The more you shop, the bigger the donation I would be able to make at the end of this year. Every year, I'm making a donation to charities that help in conservation and rehabilitation of  birds and other wildlife. This year, my charity of choice is The Raptor Trust, one of the premier wild bird rehabilitation centers in the United States: http://theraptortrust.org

 

You can also start your Amazon search right here:

 

Some readers of my blog, not using Amazon, expressed interest of simply making a donation. Thank you! I decided to set up a donation link with PayPal:

Simply click on the Donate button and follow the instructions. You don't need a PayPal account to donate and you can use any credit card: Visa, MasterCard, AmEx etc. No personal information is shared with me. As a thank you to all donating via PayPal (If you decide to share a shipping address with me), I will send a gift in a form of a print at the end of the year :)

Here are some great books that might help you with hawkwatching:

If you are about to create a website for your photography, and need a discount coupon code for your new Zenfolio account, please use my referral code: YRF-6XN-3BX at the checkout to save up to 30%.

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info@greggard.com (Greg Gard) 1DXII 600mm Bird NY bird of prey slomo video http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/6/osprey-landing-ny Sun, 18 Jun 2017 14:58:44 GMT
American Oystercatcher feeding its chick - Nickerson Beach, Long Island http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/6/american-oystercatcher-chick-ny - Full disclosure: This post contains references to products from Amazon.com and I may receive small compensation when you purchase a product via my affiliate link on this website -

Make no mistake, parenting requires a lot of patience 🙈 

Adult American Oystercatcher feeding a just caught sand crab to its chick:

I recorded this video today on Nickerson Beach, Long Island, New York. This was my first visit this season. You can read a short write up on this visit in my Ultimate Guide to Nickerson Beach, here: http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/7/nickerson-beach-ny-guide

To view more of my shorebird photography, please visit my gallery: greggard.com/shorebirds

Feel free to share this video with your friends :)

Make sure to visit often or better yet, subscribe to my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/gregsthings to be notified with each new video upload. 

You can find me also on:

- Instagram: greggardphoto

- Facebook: greg.gard.9

- Twitter: newtobirding

 

If you would like to help me with creating more content like this, you can support my bird photography by purchasing any item on Amazon via my affiliate link: http://amzn.to/2alLCx2​ - Just save it in your bookmarks/favorites and shop away :) Remember that the prices stay the same. I will simply receive a small percentage of a total you pay to Amazon. Be assured, no personal data is shared with me.  And it doesn't stop there :) The more you shop, the bigger the donation I would be able to make at the end of this year. Every year, I'm making a donation to charities that help in conservation and rehabilitation of  birds and other wildlife. This year, my charity of choice is The Raptor Trust, one of the premier wild bird rehabilitation centers in the United States: http://theraptortrust.org

 

You can also start your Amazon search right here:

Here are some of mine favorite shorebird guides for a quick read (to save money buy used books):

 

Some of you, not using Amazon, expressed interest of simply making a donation. Thank you! I decided to set up a donation link with PayPal:

Simply click on the Donate button and follow the instructions. You don't need a PayPal account to donate and you can use any credit card: Visa, MasterCard, AmEx etc. No personal information is shared with me. As a thank you to all donating via PayPal (If you decide to share a shipping address with me), I will send a gift in a form of a print at the end of the year :)

If you are about to create a website for your photography, and need a discount coupon code for your new Zenfolio account, please use my referral code: YRF-6XN-3BX at the checkout to save up to 30%.

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info@greggard.com (Greg Gard) 1DXII 600mm Bird NY Photography nickerson shorebirds video http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/6/american-oystercatcher-chick-ny Mon, 05 Jun 2017 01:02:51 GMT
Red Knot in breeding plumage - New Jersey http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/5/red-knot-breeding-plumage-nj - Full disclosure: This post contains references to products from Amazon.com and I may receive small compensation when you purchase a product via my affiliate link on this website -

Adult Red Knot, in full breeding/alternate plumage, walking on the beach along the Delaware Bay :

Adult Red Knot in breeding plumage walking along the Cooks Beach in Cape May, New JerseyAdult Red KnotAdult Red Knot in breeding plumage - Cooks Beach, Cape May, New Jersey - for more detailed view and EXIF data, please click on the image -

Each spring during the high tides of the new and full moons, thousands of horseshoe crabs descend on the Delaware Bay shoreline to spawn. Migrating shorebirds, with endangered Red Knots included, take advantage and feed on high in fat crab's eggs. This stop is very important to migrating shorebirds to refute before making the final leg of the journey to the northern breeding grounds. One of the best places to see this phenomenon is Cooks Beach in Cape May, New Jersey. 

Interesting facts via CornellLab:

- The Red Knot does not regurgitate undigested hard parts of prey, as do many species of birds. Instead it excretes the hard parts in the feces. Researchers have used fecal content to examine food consumption rates.

- Red Knots concentrate in huge numbers at traditional staging grounds during migration. Delaware Bay is an important staging area during spring migration, where the knots feed on the eggs of spawning horseshoe crabs. It is estimated that nearly 90 percent of the entire population of the Red Knot subspecies C. c. rufa can be present on the bay in a single day. The reduction in food available to the knots because of the heavy harvesting of horseshoe crabs may be responsible for a decline in Red Knot populations.

- The oldest recorded Red Knot was at least 15 years, 11 months old. It was banded in 1986 in New Jersey and recaptured and rereleased during banding operations in Delaware in 2001. - I believe that just this year, 2017, researchers recaptured the Red Knot that is 16/17 years old!

You can find me also on:

- Instagram: greggardphoto

- Facebook: greg.gard.9

- Twitter: newtobirding

 

If you would like to help me with creating more content like this, you can support my bird photography by purchasing any item on Amazon via my affiliate link: http://amzn.to/2alLCx2​ - Just save it in your bookmarks/favorites and shop away :) Remember that the prices stay the same. I will simply receive a small percentage of a total you pay to Amazon. Be assured, no personal data is shared with me.  And it doesn't stop there :) The more you shop, the bigger the donation I would be able to make at the end of this year. Every year, I'm making a donation to charities that help in conservation and rehabilitation of  birds and other wildlife. This year, my charity of choice is The Raptor Trust, one of the premier wild bird rehabilitation centers in the United States: http://theraptortrust.org

To view more of my shorebird photography, please visit my gallery: greggard.com/shorebirds

Here are some of mine favorite shorebird guides for a quick read (to save money buy used books):

If you are about to create a website for your photography, and need a discount coupon code for your new Zenfolio account, please use my referral code: YRF-6XN-3BX at the checkout to save up to 30%.

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info@greggard.com (Greg Gard) 1DXII 600mm Bird NJ Photography shorebirds http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/5/red-knot-breeding-plumage-nj Wed, 31 May 2017 01:06:02 GMT
Soaked Barred Owlet - New Jersey http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/5/barred-owlet-nj Soaked Barred Owlet drying off on a branch right after leaving the nest:

I've recorded this video in Northern New Jersey

Feel free to share this video with your friends on a social media site of your choice :)

Make sure to visit often or better yet, subscribe to my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/gregsthings to be notified with each new video upload. 

You can find me also on:

- Instagram: greggardphoto

- Facebook: greg.gard.9

- Twitter: newtobirding

 

If you would like to help me with creating more content like this, you can support my bird photography by purchasing any item on Amazon via my affiliate link: http://amzn.to/2alLCx2​ - Just save it in your bookmarks/favorites and shop away :) Remember that the prices stay the same. I will simply receive a small percentage of a total you pay to Amazon. Be assured, no personal data is shared with me.  And it doesn't stop there :) The more you shop, the bigger the donation I would be able to make at the end of this year. Every year, I'm making a donation to charities that help in conservation and rehabilitation of  birds and other wildlife. This year, my charity of choice is The Raptor Trust, one of the premier wild bird rehabilitation centers in the United States: http://theraptortrust.org

 

You can also start your Amazon search right here:

Here are some books that helped me a lot in finding those very secretive birds:

 

If you are about to create a website for your photography, and need a discount coupon code for your new Zenfolio account, please use my referral code: YRF-6XN-3BX at the checkout to save up to 30%.

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info@greggard.com (Greg Gard) 1DXII 600mm Bird NJ bird of prey owl video http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/5/barred-owlet-nj Thu, 25 May 2017 11:18:38 GMT
Black-and-white Warbler - Garret Mountain, New Jersey http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/5/black-and-white-warbler-nj - Full disclosure: This post contains references to products from Amazon.com  I may receive small compensation when you purchase a product via my affiliate link on this website -

Black-and-white Warbler photographed during spring migration at the Garret Mountain Reservation in Woodland Park, Passaic County, New Jersey:

Adult male Black and White Warbler perched on a branch at the Garret Mountain Park in Woodland Park, NJ during annual spring migrationBlack-and-white WarblerAdult male Black and White Warbler - Garret Mountain Reservation Park, Woodland Park, Passaic County, New Jersey

- for more detailed view and EXIF data, please click on the image -

You can find me also on:

- Instagram: greggardphoto

- Facebook: greg.gard.9

- Twitter: newtobirding

 

If you would like to help me with creating more content like this, you can support my bird photography by purchasing any item on Amazon via my affiliate link: http://amzn.to/2alLCx2​ - Just save it in your bookmarks/favorites and shop away :) Remember that the prices stay the same. I will simply receive a small percentage of a total you pay to Amazon. Be assured, no personal data is shared with me.  And it doesn't stop there :) The more you shop, the bigger the donation I would be able to make at the end of this year. Every year, I'm making a donation to charities that help in conservation and rehabilitation of  birds and other wildlife. This year, my charity of choice is The Raptor Trust, one of the premier wild bird rehabilitation centers in the United States: http://theraptortrust.org

 

You can also start your Amazon search right here:

 

My favorite warbler guides (to save money buy used books):

If you are about to create a website for your photography, and need a discount coupon code for your new Zenfolio account, please use my referral code: YRF-6XN-3BX at the checkout to save up to 30%.

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info@greggard.com (Greg Gard) 1DXII 600mm Bird NJ Photography songbird warbler http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/5/black-and-white-warbler-nj Tue, 23 May 2017 23:46:56 GMT
Great Horned Owl in the nest - New Jersey http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/5/great-horned-owl-nest-nj Happy Mother's Day!

Adult female Great Horned Owl with chick in the nest, New Jersey:

Adult female, mom, Great Horned Owl in the nest with a chick hiding under her feathers - New JerseyGreat Horned Owl in the nestAdult female Great Horned Owl in the nest with a young owlet - New Jersey

- for more detailed view and EXIF data, please click on the image -

 

You can find me also on:

- Instagram: greggardphoto

- Facebook: greg.gard.9

- Twitter: newtobirding

 

To view more of my owl photography, please visit my gallery at: www.greggard.com/owls

 

Here are some books that help me a lot in finding those very secretive birds:

 

If you are about to create a website for your photography, and need a discount coupon code for your new Zenfolio account, please use my referral code: YRF-6XN-3BX at the checkout to save up to 30%.

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info@greggard.com (Greg Gard) 5DsR 600mm Bird NJ bird of prey owl video http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/5/great-horned-owl-nest-nj Sun, 14 May 2017 14:47:14 GMT
Black Skimmer bathing - Nickerson Beach, NY http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/5/black-skimmer-bathing-nickerson-beach-ny - Full disclosure: This post contains references to products from Amazon.com and I may receive small compensation when you purchase a product via my affiliate link on this website -

Short, slow motion clip of an Adult Black Skimmer taking a quick bath in a shallow water at the Nickerson Beach, New York:

 

Only just now, when editing this video, I've noticed that this bird was injured. Did you notice?

It looks like it was doing just fine...

If you are interested in visiting Nickerson Beach and photographing nesting shorebirds, but not sure where and when to go, you can read some of my tips and tricks on this location in my free, one of a kind, Ultimate Guide to Nickerson Beach, here: http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/7/nickerson-beach-ny-guide

To view more of my shorebird photography, please visit my gallery: greggard.com/shorebirds

Feel free to share this video with your friends on a social media site of your choice :)

Make sure to visit often or better yet, subscribe to my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/gregsthings to be notified with each new video upload. 

You can find me also on:

- Instagram: greggardphoto

- Facebook: greg.gard.9

- Twitter: newtobirding

 

If you would like to help me with creating more content like this, you can support my bird photography by purchasing any item on Amazon via my affiliate link: http://amzn.to/2alLCx2​ - Just save it in your bookmarks/favorites and shop away :) Remember that the prices stay the same. I will simply receive a small percentage of a total you pay to Amazon. Be assured, no personal data is shared with me.  And it doesn't stop there :) The more you shop, the bigger the donation I would be able to make at the end of this year. Every year, I'm making a donation to charities that help in conservation and rehabilitation of  birds and other wildlife. This year, my charity of choice is The Raptor Trust, one of the premier wild bird rehabilitation centers in the United States: http://theraptortrust.org

 

You can also start your Amazon search right here:

Here are some of mine favorite shorebird guides for a quick read (to save money buy used books):

If you are about to create a website for your photography, and need a discount coupon code for your new Zenfolio account, please use my referral code: YRF-6XN-3BX at the checkout to save up to 30%.

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info@greggard.com (Greg Gard) 1DXII 600mm Bird NY Photography nickerson slomo video http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/5/black-skimmer-bathing-nickerson-beach-ny Wed, 10 May 2017 01:27:54 GMT
Red-tailed Hawk nest - New Jersey http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/4/red-tailed-hawk-nest-nj - Full disclosure: This post contains references to products from Amazon.com and I may receive small compensation when you purchase a product via my affiliate link on this website -

After the absence in 2016, local pair of Red-tailed Hawks came back to this nest once again and are raising 3 chicks this year :) 

Here is a short video showing week and a half old chicks being fed by an adult: 

This video was recorded on the 3rd week of April. By watching this nest on a weekly basis since late March, I estimate that chicks hatched in a week of 9-15/4/17.

 

If you are interested, you can watch my videos from the same nest, showing two Red-tailed Hawk chicks growing up in 2015. After discovering this nest, I decided to visit it for about an hour a week, to document development of these young hawks. I hope you will enjoy it :)

Week 1: Week 2: Week 3: Week 4: Week 5:

 

here are YouTube links to these videos, where you will find a short commentary on each clip:

- week 1 - youtu.be/AgnNa-FGtcI

- week 2 - youtu.be/dy8npJHJPqg

- week 3 - youtu.be/lSRS13aHjCo

- week 4 - youtu.be/vJuSCbXfcoA

- week 5 - youtu.be/fNHNW2DUYJo

 

Feel free to share these videos with your friends on a social media site of your choice :)

Make sure to visit often or better yet, subscribe to my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/gregsthings to be notified with each new video upload. 

You can find me also on:

- Instagram: greggardphoto

- Facebook: greg.gard.9

- Twitter: newtobirding

 

If you would like to help me with creating more content like this, you can support my bird photography by purchasing any item on Amazon via my affiliate link: http://amzn.to/2alLCx2​ - Just save it in your bookmarks/favorites and shop away :) Remember that the prices stay the same. I will simply receive a small percentage of a total you pay to Amazon. Be assured, no personal data is shared with me.  And it doesn't stop there :) The more you shop, the bigger the donation I would be able to make at the end of this year. Every year, I'm making a donation to charities that help in conservation and rehabilitation of  birds and other wildlife. This year, my charity of choice is The Raptor Trust, one of the premier wild bird rehabilitation centers in the United States: http://theraptortrust.org

 

You can also start your Amazon search right here:

Here are some great books that might help you with hawkwatching:

If you are about to create a website for your photography, and need a discount coupon code for your new Zenfolio account, please use my referral code: YRF-6XN-3BX at the checkout to save up to 30%.

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info@greggard.com (Greg Gard) 600mm Bird NJ Photography bird of prey nest raptor video http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/4/red-tailed-hawk-nest-nj Sun, 30 Apr 2017 18:13:59 GMT
Common Eider drake - Barnegat Light, NJ http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/4/common-eider-barnegat-light-nj Adult male Common Eider swimming in cold waters of Atlantic Ocean at the Barnegat Light State Park, New Jersey:

Common Eider drake swimming in the calm water in Barnegat Inlet, New Jersey waterfowl photographyCommon Eider drakeAdult Common Eider - Barnegat Inlet, Barnegat Light State Park, New Jersey

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info@greggard.com (Greg Gard) 1DXII 600mm Bird NJ Photography waterfowl http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/4/common-eider-barnegat-light-nj Sat, 22 Apr 2017 01:00:20 GMT
Great Horned Owlets in the nest - New Jersey http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/4/owlets-in-the-nest-nj Another look at the local Great Horned Owl nest showing the daily routine of the owlets: yawning, wing stretching, preening and ... 🙈 😄


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To view more of my owl photography, please visit my gallery at: www.greggard.com/owls

 

Here are some books that help me a lot in finding those very secretive birds:

 

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info@greggard.com (Greg Gard) 1Dx 600mm Bird NJ bird of prey owl video http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/4/owlets-in-the-nest-nj Tue, 11 Apr 2017 11:20:56 GMT
Marbled Godwit feeding - San Diego, California http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/3/marbled-godwit-feeding-ca Marbled Godwit feeding on a receding tide at the Coronado Beach in San Diego, California:

Marbled Godwit searching for food in a shallow water of the Pacific Ocean at the  Coronado Beach, San Diego, CaliforniaMarbled Godwit feeding in a shallow waterMarbled Godwit searching for food - Coronado Beach, San Diego, California

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- Twitter: newtobirding

 

To view more of my shorebird photography, please visit my gallery: greggard.com/shorebirds

Here are some of mine favorite shorebird guides for a quick read (to save money buy used books):

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info@greggard.com (Greg Gard) 1Dx 600mm Bird CA Photography shorebirds http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/3/marbled-godwit-feeding-ca Thu, 30 Mar 2017 23:23:11 GMT
Great Horned Owl nest - New Jersey http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/3/great-horned-owl-nest-nj Just another day at the Great Horned Owl nest:

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In the second part of the video, young owlets can be seen vibrating their throat muscles helping to cool their airways and lower elevated internal temperatures. It is their way of thermo-regulating :)

And here is a one of the owlets breaking the camouflage by yawning:

Great-horned Owlet breaking the camouflage by yawning - bird of prey photography Wyckoff, New JerseyGreat Horned Owlet yawningGreat Horned Owlets in the nest - Bergen County, New Jersey

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Can you see the second owlet? :)

I photographed these owlets in the nest here in Bergen County, New Jersey.

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To view more of my owl photography, please visit my gallery at: www.greggard.com/owls

 

Here are some books that help me a lot in finding those very secretive birds:

 

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info@greggard.com (Greg Gard) 1Dx 600mm Bird NJ bird of prey owl video http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/3/great-horned-owl-nest-nj Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:31:32 GMT
Peregrine Falcons mating - State Line Lookout, New Jersey http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/3/peregrine-falcons-mating-nj During mating, tiercel curls its sharp talons away from female's body to not to hurt her. As he doesn't have anything to hang on, he rapidly flaps his wings to keep the balance. The rest is self explanatory, I believe :D

 

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Even though there is still snow on the ground here in Northern New Jersey, as you can see Spring arrived in a great fashion! State Line Lookout, in the Palisades Interstate Park, is the place to be to see copulating Peregrine Falcons. To buy surprise, this is not a one a day thing :) These birds of prey can be seen mating multiple times a day, giving excellent chances to photograph them. This is a 3rd week as they been seen mating so there is not much time left. Otherwise, I hope you enjoyed this video and hopefully I will post some more for your viewing pleasure ;)

The recovery of the American Peregrine Falcon is one of the Endangered Species Act’s most dramatic success stories. It wouldn’t be possible without effortless work of many organizations and volunteers. Thank you!

Please help to continue the preservation of New Jersey's threatened and endangered wildlife by supporting work of Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJhttp://www.conservewildlifenj.org/getinvolved/donate/
and The Peregrine Fundhttps://peregrinefund.org/donate

Less known fact, and much easier to help, is that you can support their efforts by regularly shopping on Amazon via http://smile.amazon.com - make sure to pick "Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey Inc" or "Peregrine Fund Inc" as you charity. There is no additional cost to you. Anything helps!

If you make your Amazon purchase via this link: http://amzn.to/19kQxUT I will personally donate 3x the amount that Amazon would!

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info@greggard.com (Greg Gard) 1DXII 600mm Bird NJ Photography bird of prey video http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/3/peregrine-falcons-mating-nj Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:11:20 GMT
Young Peregrine Falcon - New Jersey http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/3/peregrine-falcon-juvie-nj Close-up of a young Peregrine Falcon flying by and showing its juvenile plumage and tail feathers: 

Close-up of a young Peregrine Falcon flying by showing its juvenile plumage and tail feathers - Stateline Lookout / hawk watch, Palisades, Bergen County, NJJuvenile Peregrine FalconJuvenile Peregrine Falcon - Falco peregrines - State Line Lookout, Palisades Interstate Park, New Jersey - for more detailed view and EXIF data, please click on the image -

How about those talons? Super long, aren't they? :)

I photographed this fledgling Peregrine Falcon, flying above the hawk watch, at the State Line Lookout, off the Palisades Interstate Parkway, in Northern New Jersey - map

You can follow me on these social media outlets:

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Please help to continue the preservation of New Jersey's threatened and endangered wildlife by supporting work of Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ: www.conservewildlifenj.org/getinvolved/donate/ as well as The Peregrine Fund: https://peregrinefund.org/donate

You can also support their efforts by shopping on Amazon at no additional cost to you via http://smile.amazon.com <- make sure to pick "Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey Inc" or "Peregrine Fund Inc" as you charity.

If you make your Amazon purchase via this link: http://amzn.to/19kQxUT I will personally donate 3x the amount that Amazon would!

If interested, please visit my falcon gallery, at: www.greggard.com/falcons

If you are about to create a website for your photography, and need a discount coupon code for your new Zenfolio account, please use my referral code: YRF-6XN-3BX at the checkout to save up to 30%.

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info@greggard.com (Greg Gard) 1DXII 600mm Bird NJ Photography bird of prey http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/3/peregrine-falcon-juvie-nj Tue, 14 Mar 2017 19:38:19 GMT
Short-billed Dowitcher - Jamaica Bay, NYC http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/3/dowitcher-jamaica-bay-nyc Short-billed Dowitcher at the moment of lifting off after the bath in a shallow water, at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, New York City:

Short-billed Dowitcher at the moment of lifting off - shorebird photography Jamaica Bay, New York City, NY, USAShort-billed DowitcherShort-billed Dowitcher lifting off - Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, New York, USA

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I mostly see these birds feeding, so it was nice to photograph it with its wings raised and showing the underwing feathers for a change :) 

 

You can find me also on:

- Instagram: greggardphoto

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- Twitter: newtobirding

 

To view more of my shorebird photography, please visit my gallery: greggard.com/shorebirds

Here are some of mine favorite shorebird guides for a quick read (to save money buy used books):

If you are about to create a website for your photography, and need a discount coupon code for your new Zenfolio account, please use my referral code: YRF-6XN-3BX at the checkout to save up to 30%.

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info@greggard.com (Greg Gard) 1DXII 600mm Bird NY Photography shorebirds http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/3/dowitcher-jamaica-bay-nyc Thu, 09 Mar 2017 01:16:14 GMT
Marbled Godwit - San Diego, California http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/2/marbled-godwit-san-diego-ca The hardest part in bird photography is to convince your subject that you are not a threat. While on the beach, it is quite easy to achieve. Stay low, do not make sudden movements and patiently wait for birds come to you. Using this simple technique, I was able to get this photograph of a Marbled Godwit, in winter plumage, walking straight towards my camera:

Marbled Godwit walking on a beach straight on towards a camera - San Diego California shorebird photographyMarbled GodwitMarbled Godwit straight on San Diego, California

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I had a great time photographing godwits, and other shorebirds, on the beaches of San Diego, California last year. Fun memories and lots more photographs to share :)

 

You can find me also on:

- Instagram: greggardphoto

- Facebook: greg.gard.9

- Twitter: newtobirding

 

To view more of my shorebird photography, please visit my gallery: greggard.com/shorebirds

Here are some of mine favorite shorebird guides for a quick read (to save money buy used books):

If you are about to create a website for your photography, and need a discount coupon code for your new Zenfolio account, please use my referral code: YRF-6XN-3BX at the checkout to save up to 30%.

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info@greggard.com (Greg Gard) 1DX 600mm Bird CA Photography shorebirds tips http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/2/marbled-godwit-san-diego-ca Wed, 01 Mar 2017 02:22:45 GMT
Snowy Owl - New Jersey http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/2/snowy-owl-nj Short clip of a Snowy Owl peacefully resting on a beach, here in New Jersey:

- make sure to watch it in HD 1080 resolution here or on YouTube -

I just love those big yellow eyes :)

I'm pretty sure it is a female owl but I'm not really sure what age. Is it an adult bird? I'm curious what you think...

 

As I'm getting more comfortable with recording videos and post-processing (I wish this part was easier :) ), I will be sharing more videos I've taken of these amazing birds of prey. Make sure to visit often or better yet, subscribe to my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/gregsthings to be notified with each new upload. 

You can find me also on:

- Instagram: greggardphoto

- Facebook: greg.gard.9

- Twitter: newtobirding

 

To view more of my owl photography, please visit my gallery at: www.greggard.com/owls

 

Here are some books that help me a lot in finding those very secretive birds:

 

If you are about to create a website for your photography, and need a discount coupon code for your new Zenfolio account, please use my referral code: YRF-6XN-3BX at the checkout to save up to 30%.

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info@greggard.com (Greg Gard) 1Dx 600mm Bird NJ bird of prey owl video http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/2/snowy-owl-nj Fri, 24 Feb 2017 02:09:54 GMT