Greg Gard: Blog http://www.greggard.com/blog en-us (C) Greg Gard info@greggard.com (Greg Gard) Sat, 18 Nov 2017 23:23:00 GMT Sat, 18 Nov 2017 23:23:00 GMT Wood Duck male - New Jersey http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/11/wood-duck-nj Adult male Wood Duck, standing on grassy edge of a lake, showing off its beautiful iridescent feather colors:

Adult male Wood Duck standing on a grass at the edge of a lake in Northern New JerseyWood Duck drakeAdult male Wood Duck at the edge of a lake in Bergen County, New Jersey - for more detailed view and EXIF data, please click on the image -

If you are interested in seeing more of my waterfowl photography, please visit my gallery: www.greggard.com/ducks

You can also find me on:

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- 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 -

If you would like to help me with creating more content like this, you can support my photography by purchasing any item on Amazon via my affiliate link: http://amzn.to/2alLCx2​ - Just save it to your bookmarks/favorites folder and shop away :) Remember that 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

If you are not an Amazon Prime member yet, I would strongly recommend trying it out! With Prime membership you are getting not only free 2-day shipping but also free video and music streaming, free electronic versions of many books and magazines and one very important feature for photographers: free unlimited photo storage.  You can try it out for 30 days, absolutely free!, by using this link: amzn.to/2hE7sTL - I highly recommend it! It is absolutely amazing what you are getting with this membership. Think about it, you can backup all your photographs to the cloud! I bet you won't find an Unlimited photo storage, with so many other benefits, at this price 😊

 

Some of you, not using Amazon, expressed interest of simply making a donation. Thank you! You can do so using a donation link below:

 

Simply click on the Donate button above 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 either! 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 of my favorite waterfowl 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) 5dsr 600mm bird nj photography waterfowl http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/11/wood-duck-nj Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:54:38 GMT
Brown Pelican - Plotagraph+ Free offer http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/10/plotagraph-free-app Animated photograph of a Brown Pelican flying low above the breaking wave in Monterey Bay, California:

Brown PelicanBrown Pelican flying low above the breaking wave / surf - Click play :) -

Pretty neat, isn't it? This was my first try creating this kind of animated photograph :) It was done with help of an iOS app called: Plotagraph+ Photo Animator.

If you want to try it out, you have a chance to get this $4.99 app for free - Offer ends January 15, 2018 and may not work in all countries.

 

Here is how to get this app for free:  

1. If you don't have it installed yet, download/install the official Apple Store app from the App Store

2. Just to make sure, install the Apple Store app (screenshot below). If you look for this app using App Store, it will show/you will be charged the regular price of $4.99

This is how the icon of the Apple Store app looks like:

Plotagraph+ free app offerPlotagraph+ free app offerSupplement photo to the blog post for a free copy of iOS app -Plotagraph+ Photo Animator
http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/10/plotagraph-free-app

3. Then, simply open the Apple Store app and scroll down, on the main app screen, to the "Discover" section where you will find the Plotagraph+ free offer. This is how the screen should look like:

Plotagraph+ free app offerPlotagraph+ free app offerSupplement photo to the blog post for a free copy of iOS app -Plotagraph+ Photo Animator
http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/10/plotagraph-free-app

4. Download it and have fun! 😀

 

With the first launch of this app, you will see a quick tutorial. Do not rush through it. My tip, that I want to share right away, is that the exact masking of your subject is very crucial with creating a good animation. I know, it is not that easy to do it with your finger but you should get used to it quickly. Don't forget that you can zoom in on your photo with two fingers 😜 to help with masking. Have fun!

 

If you are on Instagram or Facebook, mention/tag me in your post. I would love to see what you were able to create with this app 👌

 

You can find me on:

- Instagram: greggardphoto

- Facebook: greg.gard.9

- Twitter: newtobirding

 

I hope that you enjoyed this post and the savings! If you would like to help me with creating more content like this, you can support my photography by purchasing any item on Amazon via my affiliate link: http://amzn.to/2alLCx2​ - Just save it to your bookmarks/favorites folder and shop away :) Remember that prices stay the same for you - it doesn't cost you extra by using my link. 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 will be able to make at the end of this year. Every year, I'm making a donation to charities that help with 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

If you are not an Amazon Prime member yet, I would strongly recommend trying it out! With Prime membership you are getting not only free 2-day shipping but also free video and music streaming, free electronic versions of many books and magazines and one very important feature for photographers: free unlimited photo storage.  You can try it out for 30 days, absolutely free!, by using this link: amzn.to/2hE7sTL - I highly recommend it! It is absolutely amazing what you are getting with this membership. Think about it, you can backup all your photographs to the cloud! I bet you won't find an Unlimited photo storage, with so many other benefits, at this price 😊

 

My favorite birding books (to save money, I often buy used books on Amazon 😉): 

 

Some of you, not using Amazon, expressed interest of simply making a donation. Thank you! You can do so by using a donation link below:

 

Simply click on the Donate button above 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 either! 

 

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 photography tips video http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/10/plotagraph-free-app Wed, 01 Nov 2017 01:02:16 GMT
Short-eared Owl - Black Dirt Region, New York http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/10/short-eared-owl-ny Wintering Short-eared Owls hunting over the farm fields in Orange County, New York:

Short-eared Owl hunting over the field on Indiana Road, Pine Island, New YorkShort-eared OwlShort-eared Owl flying over the grass field - Black Dirt Region, New York

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

Short-eared Owl flying straight on while hunting low over the farm fields in Orange County, New YorkShort-eared OwlShort-eared Owl flying straight on Goshen, New York - for more detailed view and EXIF data, please click on the image -

I photographed these owls in Winter 2016/2017, which has been the most active year for these owls at this location so far. As Short-eared Owls start to migrate south from Canada, I hope that we will see them soon here in NJ/NY area. Maybe as soon as next week, as the cold weather is approaching. Fingers crossed 😊

 

You can also find me 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 photography by purchasing any item on Amazon via my affiliate link: http://amzn.to/2alLCx2​ - Just save it to your bookmarks/favorites folder and shop away :) Remember that 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

If you are not an Amazon Prime member yet, I would strongly recommend trying it out! With Prime membership you are getting not only free 2-day shipping but also free video and music streaming, free electronic versions of many books and magazines and one very important feature for photographers: free unlimited photo storage.  You can try it out for 30 days, absolutely free!, by using this link: amzn.to/2hE7sTL - I highly recommend it! It is absolutely amazing what you are getting with this membership. Think about it, you can backup all your photographs to the cloud! I bet you won't find an Unlimited photo storage, with so many other benefits, at this price 😊

 

Some of you, not using Amazon, expressed interest of simply making a donation. Thank you! You can do so using a donation link below:

 

Simply click on the Donate button above 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 either! 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 interested in seeing more of my owl photography, please visit my gallery: greggard.com/owls 

Here are some books that provide good information about owls:

 

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 bird of prey ny owl photography http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/10/short-eared-owl-ny Sun, 29 Oct 2017 22:10:11 GMT
Ruddy Turnstone - Cape May, New Jersey http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/10/ruddy-turnstone-nj Curious Ruddy Turnstone stopping foraging along the Jersey Shore to take a closer look at the human (me) lying in the water 😉🙈

Ruddy Turnstone walking along the jersey shore - New Jersey shorebird photographyRuddy TurnstoneMolting Ruddy Turnstone - New Jersey shore - for more detailed view and EXIF data, please click on the image -

This is an adult male Ruddy Turnstone molting into its winter plumage. "Breeding males have unique black-and-white markings on the head and throat and a chestnut and black variegated (calico catlike) pattern on the back. Breeding females are paler than males. Nonbreeding adults have brown ghosting of the breeding plumage pattern. Juveniles look similar to nonbreeding birds, but have rusty edges to the feathers. All Ruddy Turnstones have orange legs, but they are brighter during the breeding season. In flight, Ruddy Turnstones show a unique color pattern: white stripe down the back, black tail stripe, white rump, and white stripe down the wings." - Cornell Lab

 

You can also find me 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 to your bookmarks/favorites folder 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

If you are not an Amazon Prime member yet, I would strongly recommend trying it out! With Prime membership you are getting not only free 2-day shipping but also free video and music streaming, free electronic versions of many books and magazines and one very important feature for photographers: free unlimited photo storage.  You can try it out for 30 days, absolutely free!, by using this link: amzn.to/2hE7sTL - I highly recommend it! It is absolutely amazing what you are getting with this membership. Think about it, you can backup all your photographs to the cloud! I bet you won't find an Unlimited photo storage at this price with so many other benefits 😊

 

Some of you, not using Amazon, expressed interest of simply making a donation. Thank you! You can do so using a donation link below:

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 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/2017/10/ruddy-turnstone-nj Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:46:15 GMT
State Line Lookout location guide - Palisades, New Jersey http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/10/state-line-lookout-nj-hawk-watch-guide Full disclosure: This post contains references to products from Amazon.com and I may receive small compensation when you purchase product via included affiliate link.

 

Version 0.2 - aka work still in progress, please excuse any errors ;)

 

State Line Lookout, located in the Palisades Interstate Park, Bergen County, New Jersey (map) is one of the easiest of hawk watches to visit here in Northern New Jersey. It is barely a one minute walk from the parking lot 🙈 :) Even though you won't see that many migrating birds as in the other famous locations, Cape May for example, the ones you see, most likely will offer close(r) looks at eye level and/or from above. This is one of the reasons that brings many bird photographers to the Palisades!

Young Peregrine Falcon flying by as seen from above at the Stateline Lookout Hawkwatch in Bergen County, NJYoung Peregrine FalconJuvenile Peregrine Falcon flying by at the State Line Lookout, Palisades Interstate Park, Bergen County, NJ

- View from above on a juvenile Peregrine Falcon soaring above the Hudson River -

 

Each Fall, starting September to early November, between 9AM and 4PM, there are conducted (weather permitting) daily hawk counts from the Northern Lookout:

Volunteers counting migrating birds of prey at the State Line Lookout hawk watch located in the Palisades Interstate Park, Bergen County, New JerseyBird counters at the State Line Lookout hawk watch site in Northern New JerseyVolunteers counting migrating birds of prey at the State Line Lookout hawk watch located in the Palisades Interstate Park, Bergen County, New Jersey - Volunteer hawk watchers during a Fall migration at the Northern Lookout -

 

Most of the hawk counters offer great information on hawk identification and other bird related information/stories. At this time of the year, most of the fourteen species of hawks and two species of vultures can be seen at the State Line hawkwatch. Most of them are migrants that nest in New England and Canada, with several species, such as Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Ravens, Peregrine Falcon, Turkey and Black Vulture are also year-round residents in the park.

 

State Line Lookout is also a perfect place to view the foliage in the Palisades. In the peak season, views are really worth a visit to the park. 

 

Adult male Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) perched on a dead tree hanging off the cliff in Palisades Interstate Park, State Line Lookout, New Jersey in FallAdult male Peregrine FalconAdult male Peregrine Falcon with Autumn colors in the background

- Resident male Peregrine Falcon with Fall colors in the background  -

Another reason that State Line Lookout became very popular with many bird photographers in the recent years, is a resident pair of Peregrine Falcons. Since the Spring of 2016, a young female (wearing a silver band on its right leg) bonded with a local male and are often seen at the lookout. On some occasions, this female offers a great looks, often flying very close to/over the visitors and sometimes even perching on stone wall running along the hawk watch. So far, she's been very "people friendly" and allows for great close-ups. But keep in mind, this is still a wild bird, so approach it like any other bird you encountered before. Never to close, giving it respectful space! Stay quiet! As with all wildlife, every day is different. On some days, you will find peregrines perched for hours in the same general area and on some days, they won't be visible at all.

The best spots to see perched peregrines are from the "Northern Lookout"

State Line Lookout hawk watch site in Northern New Jersey, Bergen County, AlpineNorth Lookout - State Line Lookout hawk watch site in Northern New JerseyState Line Lookout hawk watch located in the Palisades Interstate Park, Bergen County, New Jersey - "Dead Tree" a favorite Peregrine Falcon perch seen on the left from the "Northern Lookout" -

 perching on the Dead Tree on the left (see map below):

Map of the State Line Lookout hawk watch and peregrine falcon favorite perchesState Line Lookout parking lot Map of the State Line Lookout parking lot, Northern & Southern Lookout, Peregrine Falcon perches

- map courtesy of Google -

 and from the "South Lookout", 3 weathered perches (see the map above):

State Line Lookout hawk watch site in Northern New Jersey, Bergen County, Alpine - The best spot to view Peregrine FalconsSouth Lookout at the State Line Lookout South Lookout at the State Line Lookout hawk watch located in the Palisades Interstate Park, Bergen County, New Jersey showing favorite Peregrine Falcon perches

- Peregrine Falcon on its favorite perch as seen from the "South Lookout" -

 

Do not limit yourself to photographing birds of prey only. During Spring and Fall migrations, there are many warblers feeding on nearby trees. On some days, shrubs and trees behind the State Line Cafe host large number of them, especially in the early morning. You might see some of them at the Northern Lookout as well. Just keep your eyes/ears open :)

 

With the increasing popularity of local falcons at this site, especially after the Winter 2016/2017, park rangers/police are on the lookout of any "harassment" of the wildlife. Even though many visitors are very respectful of birds, there were some unfortunate incidents with people trespassing the boundaries. Park authorities were notified and some trespassers got fined. This is a very frequented park, so keep in mind that there is always someone watching and any misbehavior will be quickly reported. If you see trespassers, or someone endangering the peregrines and/or other birds/wildlife, inform the employees at the State Line Cafe and/or call Parkway Police: 201-768-6001

Cooperation in the following park rules (http://www.njpalisades.org/regulations.html) and ABA birding ethics (http://listing.aba.org/ethics/) of all visitors to the lookout is greatly appreciated by those taking care of the conservation of endangered species!

 

Location:

State Line Lookout, can only be accessed from the Northbound Palisades Parkway, between exits 2 and 3. Here are GPS coordinates: 40.9897°N, 73.9061°W

Park is open from sunrise to sunset but on some rare occasions gate to the park can be closed in the morning hours. Unfortunately, closures happen unannounced.

Entrance to the park is free.

State Line Cafe:

State Line Lookout Cafe and a hawk watch site in Northern New Jersey, Bergen County, AlpineState Line Cafe at the Palisades Interstate ParkState Line Cafe and the Northern Lookout hawk watch located in the Palisades Interstate Park, Bergen County, New Jersey - State Line Cafe and the Northern Lookout on the far right as seen from the parking lot -

 

 situated near the parking lot, offers hot/cold beverages, basic food and restrooms. There are also portable toilets located on/close to the parking lot.

 

What to bring?

Hawk watching often requires spending a lot of time in the same place. For that reason, some bring foldable chairs to easy the wait for birds :)

Any lens above 400mm on a APS-C  (1.6x crop) camera is good at this site but longer lenses will definitely give you more chances of getting a "better" close-up of. Frame-filling shots of perched peregrines require longer lenses with teleconverters. Bringing a tripod is also a good idea. For the most part of the day, there is little shade at the lookout therefore sunscreen is highly recommended. 

 

Updates:

For the latest bird related news from this site, make sure to check out the State Line Lookout Hawk Watch Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1493442824231198

Daily count on migrating raptors, not always updated on time, can be viewed here: http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=343

Board with a migrating bird count at the State Line Lookout hawk watch site in Northern New Jersey, Palisades Interstate Park, Bergen County, New JerseyBoard with a migrating bird count at the State Line Lookout hawk watch site in Northern New JerseyBoard with a migrating bird of prey count at the Northern Lookout of the State Line Lookout hawk watch site

- Board at the Northern Lookout showing a current and historic count of migrating birds of prey -

 

If you are visiting State Line Lookout with migrating raptors in mind, remember that weather is a major factor in producing large flights: in general, the first or second day after a cold front, with winds out of the north/northwest, will bring the greatest number of birds.

 

You can also find a hawk watching site near you, here: http://hawkcount.org/sitesel.php

 

If you are eager for a hike, Palisades Interstate Park offers numerous hikes to choose from. Here you can find a map of the park and hiking trails: http://www.njpalisades.org/pdfs/map.pdf The most enjoyable time of the year for a hike, at least for me, is Fall and Spring. On the hot, summer days you may find a relief from the heat in the lower parts of the park, on trails closer to the river. Especially after 2-3PM as cliffs cast a shade on these trails and most likely there will be a "cooling" breeze coming from a Hudson River. 

 

I hope you will find this guide helpful.

You can also find me 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 to your bookmarks/favorites folder 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

If you are not an Amazon Prime member yet, I would strongly recommend trying it out! With Prime membership you are getting not only free 2-day shipping but also free video and music streaming, free electronic versions of many books and magazines and one very important feature for photographers: free unlimited photo storage.  You can try it out for 30 days, absolutely free!, by using this link: amzn.to/2hE7sTL - I highly recommend it! It is absolutely amazing what you are getting with this membership. Think about it, you can backup all your photographs to the cloud! I bet you won't find an Unlimited photo storage at this price with so many other benefits 😊

 

 

Some of you, not using Amazon, expressed interest of simply making a donation. Thank you! You can do so using a donation link below:

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 on birds of prey (to save money, I often 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) bird bird of prey guide nj photography tips http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/10/state-line-lookout-nj-hawk-watch-guide Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:13:16 GMT
Young Peregrine Falcon - State Line Lookout, NJ http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/10/young-falcon-state-line-lookout-nj A look from above on a juvenile Peregrine Falcon flying by a hawk watch at the State Line Lookout, Palisades Interstate Park, New Jersey:

Young Peregrine Falcon flying by as seen from above at the Stateline Lookout Hawkwatch in Bergen County, NJPeregrine FalconJuvenile Peregrine Falcon flying by at the State Line Lookout, Palisades Interstate Park, Bergen County, NJ

- 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 to your bookmarks/favorites folder 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

 

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 :)

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) 1dxii 600mm bird bird of prey nj photography http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/10/young-falcon-state-line-lookout-nj Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:47:31 GMT
Common Tern with fish - Nickerson Beach, New York http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/9/common-tern-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 -

Adult Common Tern carrying just caught fish in its beak:

Common Tern fishing - Nickerson Beach, Lido Beach, Nassau County, New York, USA beach nesting shorebird photographyCommon TernAdult Common Tern with a just caught fish in its beak - Nickerson Beach, Lido Beach, Nassau County, Long Island, New York - for more detailed view and EXIF data, please click on the image -

Which crop do you prefer? Horizontal or vertical?

Common Tern with a just caught fish in its beak - Nickerson Beach, Lido Beach, Nassau County, New York, USA beach nesting shorebird photographyCommon TernAdult Common Tern with a just caught fish
Nickerson Beach, Lido Beach, Nassau County, Long Island, New York

Are you interested in photographing nesting shorebirds?, follow this link for more info: http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/7/nickerson-beach-ny-guide to read my free guide to Nickerson Beach, NY


Photograph captured with a Canon EOS 1DXII camera paired with a Canon 600mm f/4 IS II lens and 1.4x extender, at 840mm, using following settings: 1/2500 s, f/5.6, ISO 400

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I photographed this tern in an early summer at the Nickerson Beach, NY. If you would like to know how and when to take photographs like this, make sure to read my 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 on 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 to your bookmarks/favorites folder 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 nickerson ny photography shorebirds http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/9/common-tern-ny Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:08:53 GMT
Beaver feeding on leaves - Glacier National Park, Montana http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/9/beaver-eating-leaves Beaver snacking on leaves at the Glacier National Park, Montana

 

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You can find me also on:

- Instagram: greggardphoto

- Facebook: greg.gard.9

- Twitter: newtobirding

 

- 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 -

 

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 to your bookmarks/favorites folder 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%

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. 

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info@greggard.com (Greg Gard) 1dxii montana video wildlife http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/9/beaver-eating-leaves Wed, 06 Sep 2017 10:30:00 GMT
Juvenile Glossy Ibis - New Jersey http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/9/juvenile-glossy-ibis-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 -

Juvenile Glossy Ibis vocalizing at the rookery in New Jersey:

Juvenile Glossy Ibis perched a top of a tree and vocalizing - Ocean City, NJ heron rookeryYoung Glossy IbisJuvenile Glossy Ibis vocalizing <br/> New Jersey - Ocean City, New Jersey

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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 to your bookmarks/favorites folder 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 nj photography wading http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/9/juvenile-glossy-ibis-nj Fri, 01 Sep 2017 23:43:35 GMT
Adult Peregrine Falcon landing in slow motion - New Jersey http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/8/peregrine-falcon-slow-motion-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 -

Short, slow motion, clip of an adult male Peregrine Falcon landing:

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I've recorded this video at the State Line Lookout, Palisades Interstate Parkway, Alpine, 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 to your bookmarks/favorites folder 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

 

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 :)

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) 1dxii 600mm bird bird of prey nj slomo video http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/8/peregrine-falcon-slow-motion-nj Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:35:11 GMT
Juvenile Piping Plover tapping its foot - New Jersey http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/8/piping-plover-tapping-foot-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 -

 

Crafty juvenile Piping Plover tapping its foot to startle invertebrates:

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Often you will find plovers hold one foot forward and shuffle it rapidly over the surface of sand or mud, as if to startle small creatures into moving. This behavior is also known as the foot-trembling and increases plover's capture success and intake rate. Pretty neat, isn't it? :)

I recorded this video, at one of the prime spots, to see and photograph shorebirds in New Jersey, Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreation Area

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 to your bookmarks/favorites folder 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 nj shorebirds video http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/8/piping-plover-tapping-foot-nj Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:20:37 GMT
Adult American Avocet feeding - San Francisco, California http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/8/american-avocet-california - 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 American Avocet, in a breeding plumage, feeding on insects floating on the surface of the water in the San Francisco Bay Area, California:

American Avocet going for a fly while wading in shallow water the San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA bird photographyAmerican Avocet feedingAmerican Avocet feeding in shallow waters of the San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA - 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:

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 ca photography wading http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/8/american-avocet-california Sun, 13 Aug 2017 22:30:28 GMT
Black Skimmer discarding an eggshell - Nickerson Beach, New York http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/8/black-skimmer-eggshell-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 -

 

Adult Black Skimmer discarding an eggshell away from its nest:

Black Skimmer carrying and eggshell away from its nest Black Skimmer with an eggshellBlack Skimmer discarding an eggshell of a just hatched chick - Nickerson Beach, Lido Beach, Nassau County, Long Island, New York

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The parent birds often remove shells after hatching to keep the nest area clean and hygienic as possible. They will usually drop them some distance from the nest site to confuse predators.

I photographed this Black Skimmer, at the biggest colony of nesting shorebirds in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut area, at the Nickerson Beach, Lido Beach, Nassau County, New York, USA.

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 on 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/2017/8/black-skimmer-eggshell-ny Tue, 08 Aug 2017 00:00:05 GMT
Juvenile Least Tern - Nickerson Beach, NY http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/7/juvenile-least-tern-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 -

Juvenile Least Tern raising its wings as it prepares for a lift off after taking a bath in the tidal pool at the Nickerson Beach, Lido Beach, Long Island, New York:

Juvenile Least Tern getting ready for lift off - Nickerson Beach, Lido Beach, Nassau County, Long Island, NY shorebird photographyLeast Tern juvenileJuvenile Least Tern bathing in a tidal pool at the Nickerson Beach, Long Island, New York

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A little bit different crop of the same image that I posted on Instagram recently: here 

I like the reflection of the bird's wings in the blue water. Which image do you like best? 

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 on 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/juvenile-least-tern-nickerson-beach-ny Sun, 30 Jul 2017 10:30:00 GMT
Semipalmated Plover feeding - Sandy Hook, NJ http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/7/semipalmated-plover-worm-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 Semipalmated Plover feeding in a shallow water and successfully catching a worm:

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I recorded this video on the beach at Sandy Hook, Gateway National Recreation Area

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

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

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 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 :)

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

Here are some of my favorite books offering great shorebird education (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 shorebirds video http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/7/semipalmated-plover-worm-nj Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:35:00 GMT
Immature Black-crowned Night Herons - Ocean City, NJ http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/7/black-crowned-night-heron-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 -

Just another loud morning at the heron rookery with immature Black-crowned Night Heron siblings arguing with each other 🙈

Juvenile Black-crowned Night-HeronsImmature Black-crowned Night-HeronsDispute between two juvenile Black-crowned Night-Herons - New Jersey - for more detailed view and EXIF data, please click on the image -

I photographed these young birds at the heron rookery in Ocean City, New Jersey.

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

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 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 :)

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 wading http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/7/black-crowned-night-heron-nj Tue, 25 Jul 2017 01:05:26 GMT
Black Skimmer flying low - Nickerson Beach, New York http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/7/black-skimmer-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 -

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 😊

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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 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:

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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:

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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.

 

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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