Gregory Gard: Blog http://www.greggard.com/blog en-us (C) Gregory Gard info@greggard.com (Gregory Gard) Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:26:00 GMT Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:26:00 GMT Lesser Yellowlegs at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, NY http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/12/lesser-yellowlegs-jamaica-bay-ny Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) walking along mudflats at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Gateway National Recreation Area, New York:

 

Lesser Yellowlegs walking along the edge of the East Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, New York City, NYLesser YellowlegsLesser Yellowlegs - Tringa flavipes Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, New York City, NY

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It is always fun to photograph these handsome shorebirds while rolling in the mud to get the low angle shot. Out of the two, I'm just not sure what makes me more happy though ;)

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 (Gregory Gard) 1DXII 600mm Bird NY Photography shorebirds http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/12/lesser-yellowlegs-jamaica-bay-ny Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:21:25 GMT
Juvenile Peregrine Falcon - NJ Palisades http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/12/juvenile-peregrine-falcon-nj Look from above on a fledgling Peregrine Falcon flying low above the Hudson River at Palisades Interstate Park, New Jersey:

Juvenile Peregrine Falcon, seen from above, flying above the Hudson River, in New JerseyJuvenile Peregrine FalconJuvenile Peregrine Falcon - Falco peregrinus Palisades Interstate Park, New Jersey

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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

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info@greggard.com (Gregory Gard) 1DXII 600mm Bird NJ Photography bird of prey http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/12/juvenile-peregrine-falcon-nj Fri, 02 Dec 2016 02:31:02 GMT
Great Horned Owlets in the nest http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/11/great-horned-owlets-in-the-nest Two Great Horned Owlets waiting in the nest for a parent to bring a meal:

Two young Great Horned Owls in the nest waiting to be fed - New Jersey bird of prey photographyGreat Horned Owlets in the nestGreat Horned Owlets in the nest - New Jersey - for more detailed view and EXIF data, please click on the image -

 

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

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

 

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info@greggard.com (Gregory Gard) 5DsR Bird NJ Photography bird of prey owl http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/11/great-horned-owlets-in-the-nest Sun, 27 Nov 2016 01:02:49 GMT
Peregrine Falcon - State Line Lookout, New Jersey http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/11/peregrine-falcon-new-jersey Adult Peregrine Falcon flying by:

Peregrine Falcon flying above the Hudson River as seen from the top at the Stateline Lookout, Bergen County, NJPeregrine FalconPeregrine Falcon - Falco peregrinus Stateline Lookout, Palisades Interstate Park, NJ

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I photographed this magnificent bird of prey at the State Line Lookout, Palisades Interstate Park, Bergen County, New Jersey.

 

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

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info@greggard.com (Gregory Gard) 1DXII 600mm Bird NJ Photography bird of prey http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/11/peregrine-falcon-new-jersey Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:19:32 GMT
Northern Saw-whet Owl - Meadowlands, New Jersey http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/11/northern-saw-whet-owl-meadowlands-nj Northern Saw-whet Owl hiding in a spruce tree:

Northern Saw-whet Owl hiding in a spruce tree at the DeKorte Park, Meadowlands, NJNorthern Saw-whet OwlNorthern Saw-whet Owl DeKorte Park, Meadowlands, Bergen County, New Jersey

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Don't you love those big yellow eyes? :)

 

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

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

 

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info@greggard.com (Gregory Gard) 100-400mm 5DsR Bird NJ Photography bird of prey owl http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/11/northern-saw-whet-owl-meadowlands-nj Thu, 17 Nov 2016 01:23:18 GMT
Black Skimmer flapping wings - Nickerson Beach, New York http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/10/black-skimmer-bathing-nickerson-beach-ny Bathing adult Black Skimmer flapping its wings at the Nickerson Beach, Nassau County, New York:

Adult Black Skimmer flapping its wings during a bath in an Atlantic Ocean at the Nickerson Beach, New YorkBlack SkimmerAdult Black Skimmer flapping its wings while taking a bath in a shallow water at the Nickerson Beach, Long Island, New York

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If you are in visiting Nickerson Beach and photographing Black Skimmers, but not sure where and when to go, you can read my free 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 at: greggard.com/shorebirds

Here are some of my favorite books offering great shorebird education (to save money I recommend buying 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%.]]>
info@greggard.com (Gregory Gard) 1DXII 600mm Bird NY Photography nickerson shorebirds http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/10/black-skimmer-bathing-nickerson-beach-ny Tue, 25 Oct 2016 01:18:52 GMT
Glossy Ibis - Jamaica Bay, New York City http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/10/glossy-ibis-jamaica-bay-nyc Glossy Ibis feeding in a shallow water of the East Pond at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Gateway National Recreation Area, New York City:

Glossy Ibis feeding at the East Pond, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, New York City, New York, USAGlossy IbisGlossy Ibis - Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Gateway National Recreation Area, New York City

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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%.]]>
info@greggard.com (Gregory Gard) 1DXII 600mm Bird NWR NY Photography wading http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/10/glossy-ibis-jamaica-bay-nyc Thu, 06 Oct 2016 01:33:23 GMT
Thirsty American Oystercatcher - Nickerson Beach, New York http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/9/american-oystercatcher-nickerson-beach-ny Adult American Oystercatcher standing at the edge of an Atlantic Ocean and taking a sip of water on a hot summer day at the Nickerson Beach, Nassau County, Long Island, New York:

Adult American Oystercatcher drinking water at the Nickerson Beach, Long Island, New York nesting shorebird photographyAmerican Oystercatcher drinking waterAdult American Oystercatcher drinking water - Nickerson Beach, Long Island, New York

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If you are in visiting Nickerson Beach and photographing Black Skimmers, but not sure where and when to go, you can read my free 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 at: greggard.com/shorebirds

Here are some of my favorite books offering great shorebird education (to save money I recommend buying 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 (Gregory Gard) 1DXII 600mm Bird NY Photography nickerson shorebirds http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/9/american-oystercatcher-nickerson-beach-ny Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:54:39 GMT
Short-billed Dowitcher preening - Jamaica Bay, NYC http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/9/short-billed-dowitcher-jamaica-bay-nyc Slow-motion video of a Short-billed Dowitcher preening / cleaning its feathers at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Gateway National Recreation Area, Queens, New York:

 

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

Come back often and please subscribe to my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXrElrNM2GUfk_lODljUOJw

Here are some of my favorite books offering great shorebird education (to save money buy used books):

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info@greggard.com (Gregory Gard) 1DXII 600mm Bird NWR NY Photography shorebirds slomo video http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/9/short-billed-dowitcher-jamaica-bay-nyc Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:25:52 GMT
Black-bellied Plover - Jamaica Bay, NWR http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/9/black-bellied-plover-jamaica-bay Molting Black-bellied Plover stretching its wings and exposing the unmistakable field mark, black armpit:

Molting Black-bellied Plover raising its wings and showing the black spot under its wing / armpit / underwing Black-bellied Plover Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Gateway National Recreation Area, Queens, New York, USA - for more detailed view and EXIF data, please click on the image -

 

This black spot helps to differentiate Black-bellied Plovers and American-golden Plovers when in-flight.

I took this photograph at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Gateway National Recreation Area, Queens, New York.

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

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

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info@greggard.com (Gregory Gard) 1DXII 600mm Bird NWR NY Photography shorebirds http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/9/black-bellied-plover-jamaica-bay Mon, 19 Sep 2016 23:21:51 GMT
Adult Least Tern taking a bath - Nickerson Beach, New York http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/9/least-tern-nickerson-ny Adult Least Tern taking a quick bath in a shallow water at the Nickerson Beach, Long Island, New York:

Adult Least Tern taking a bath in a shallow water at the Nickerson Beach, Nassau County, New York shorebird photography Canon 1DX mark II + 600mm f/4 IS mark II + 1.4x teleconverterLeast Tern bathingLeast Tern - Sternula antillarum - Nickerson Beach, Lido Beach, Nassau County, New York

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"Our smallest tern. Often seen flying low over the water, with quick deep wingbeats and shrill cries. Usually hovers before plunging into water for tiny prey; does more hovering than most terns. Populations are endangered in many areas because of human impacts on nesting areas, especially competition for use of beaches. However, Least Terns in some parts of the east are now nesting successfully on gravel roofs near the coast." - www.audubon.org

If you are interested in visiting Nickerson Beach, but not sure where to go, you can read my free 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

As the peak of shorebird migration is upon us, with juvenile birds coming down, here are some recommendations for quick read (to save money buy used books):

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info@greggard.com (Gregory Gard) 1DXII 600mm Bird NY Photography bath nickerson shorebirds http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/9/least-tern-nickerson-ny Tue, 13 Sep 2016 01:47:06 GMT
Peregrine Falcon in-flight - New Jersey http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/9/peregrine-falcon-in-flight-nj Adult Peregrine Falcon flying by:

Dorsal view of an adult Peregrine Falcon flying by with its wings widespread at the State Line Lookout, NJPeregrine FalconAdult Peregrine Falcon flying by State Line Lookout, New Jersey

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I photographed this magnificent bird of prey at the State Line Lookout, Bergen County, New Jersey.

 

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 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

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info@greggard.com (Gregory Gard) 1DXII 600mm Bird NJ Photography bird of prey http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/9/peregrine-falcon-in-flight-nj Mon, 05 Sep 2016 19:28:24 GMT
Black Skimmer skimming - Nickerson Beach, New York http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/9/black-skimmer-nickerson-ny The strange, uneven bill of the Black Skimmer has a purpose: the bird flies low, with the long lower mandible plowing the water, snapping the bill shut when it contacts a fish:

Adult Black Skimmer flying low and skimming the water with its long bill - Nickerson Beach, Lido Beach, Nassau County, New YorkBlack Skimmer skimmingBlack Skimmer skimming Nickerson Beach, Lido Beach, New York

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Strictly coastal in most areas of North America, Black Skimmers are often seen resting on sandbars and beaches. Same is true at the Nickerson Beach, New York where I photographed this magnificent bird. 

Interesting facts:

- Unlike most birds, their eyes have vertical pupils, narrowed to slits to cut the glare of water and white sand

- Although the Black Skimmer is active throughout the day, it is largely crepuscular (active in the dawn and dusk) and even nocturnal. Its use of touch to catch fish lets it be successful in low light or darkness.

- Flocks in flight may turn in unison, with synchronized beats of their long wings. 

via Audubon and CornellLab

 

If you are in visiting Nickerson Beach and photographing Black Skimmers, but not sure where and when to go, you can read my free 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

As the peak of shorebird migration is upon us, with juvenile birds coming down, here are some recommendations for quick read (to save money I recommend to get 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 10%.]]>
info@greggard.com (Gregory Gard) 100-400mm 1DXII Bird NY Photography shorebirds http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/9/black-skimmer-nickerson-ny Thu, 01 Sep 2016 19:17:07 GMT
Running Sanderling - Nickerson Beach, New York http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/8/sanderling-running-nickerson-beach Often you see Sanderlings running back and forth on the beach, picking or probing for tiny prey in the wet sand left by receding waves. Legs are just a blur and you may ask yourself: "Are they catching anything?" Here is a short video played at normal and slowed down speed. You should be able to see this Sanderling picking up a small worm right before the wave comes...

 

As you can imagine, it wasn't that easy to follow this fast runner :)

Sanderling feeding at the shoreline at Nickerson Beach, Lido Beach, Nassau County, New YorkSanderlingSanderling feeding on a wet sand at the Nickerson Beach, Lido Beach, Nassau County, New York

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Video and photograph taken at the Nickerson Beach, New York

 

Come back often and please subscribe to my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXrElrNM2GUfk_lODljUOJw

If you are interested in visiting Nickerson Beach, but not sure where to go, you can read my free 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

As the peak of shorebird migration is upon us, with juvenile birds coming down, here are some recommendations for quick read (to save money buy used books):

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info@greggard.com (Gregory Gard) 1DXII 600mm Bird NY Photography shorebirds slomo video http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/8/sanderling-running-nickerson-beach Mon, 29 Aug 2016 22:53:45 GMT
Mating ritual of American Avocets - California http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/8/mating-ritual-of-american-avocets-ca Mating ritual of American Avocets, where female assumes the “solicitation posture” by extending her neck far forward and laying her bill on or near the surface of the water. At the same time, male spends some time (2-3 minutes) walking repeatedly to both sides of the female and rigorously preening. At the moment of this photograph, he is about to mount her:

Mating ritual of American Avocets (Recurvirostra americana) with male inserting its bill under the female neck - California bird photography Canon 1DX II 600mm f/4 IS + 1.4x extenderAmerican Avocets (Recurvirostra americana) during mating ritualSan Francisco, California

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Photographed at San Francisco Bay Area, California

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info@greggard.com (Gregory Gard) 1DXII 600mm Bird CA Photography mating shorebirds wading http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/8/mating-ritual-of-american-avocets-ca Sat, 27 Aug 2016 13:33:34 GMT
Juvenile Piping Plover bathing - Nickerson Beach, NY http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/8/juvenile-piping-plover-bath-ny Juvenile Piping Plover taking a bath in a shallow water at the Nickerson Beach, New York

Juvenile Piping Plover bathing in a shallow water at Nickerson Beach, New York bird photography Canon 1DX II + 600mm IS f/4 II + 1.4x extenderJuvenile Piping PloverJuvenile Piping Plover taking a bath Nickerson Beach, New York

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and here is a slow motion video of the same bird:

 

 

Pretty cool, isn't it? As I'm having fun with my new camera, Canon 1DX mark II, I will be (at least will try :) ) posting new slow motion video each Monday for #SloMoMonday 

Come back often and please subscribe to my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXrElrNM2GUfk_lODljUOJw

If you are interested in visiting Nickerson Beach, but not sure where to go, you can read my free 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

As the peak of shorebird migration is upon us, with juvenile birds coming down, here are some recommendations for quick read (to save money buy used books):

If you are thinking of creating 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 10%.]]>
info@greggard.com (Gregory Gard) 1DXII 600mm Bird NY Photography bath endangered nickerson shorebirds slomo video http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/8/juvenile-piping-plover-bath-ny Mon, 22 Aug 2016 10:15:00 GMT
Juvenile Short-eared Owl - Montana http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/8/juvenile-short-eared-owl Look what Google Maps found for me! It took me through the kind of backroads that usually I wouldn't take on my way back to the airport, and this cute juvenile Short-eared Owl was standing right at the edge of the road:

Young Short-eared Owl standing on the gravel road at the country side of Montana wildlife photography Canon EOS 1DX II camera paired with a Canon 600mm f/4 IS II lens and 1.4x extenderJuvenile Short-eared OwlJuvenile Short-eared Owl perched low on the gravel road between the farm fields in Montana

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Here in New Jersey, Short-eared Owls are seen only in Winter animist of them are adult birds. Therefore, I was very excited with this to see this young owl. 

Big thanks to my wife for not freaking out about the condition of the road we were driving on, especially after the storm that passed 10 minutes later. Only the roof showed the original color :) It was also my first time, I had to wash a rental car before returning it :)

 

If interested, you can see my other owl photographs, here: www.greggard.com/owls

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info@greggard.com (Gregory Gard) 1DXII 600mm Bird Montana Photography bird of prey owl http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/8/juvenile-short-eared-owl Thu, 18 Aug 2016 23:29:24 GMT
Black-necked Stilt chick - California http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/8/black-necked-stilt-chick-ca Black-necked Stilt chick searching for food: Black-necked Stilt chickYoung Black-necked StiltBlack-necked Stilt chick walking in a shalllow water in a search of food Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, California

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I took this photograph at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, California this past Spring.

I visited this place a little bit to early in the season with most of American Avocets and Black-necked Stilts still mating. Luckily, one pair got into it sooner than others and had chicks right on time for my visit :) It was a lucky find for sure and a first one for me.

 

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info@greggard.com (Gregory Gard) 1DXII 600mm Bird CA Photography shorebirds wading http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/8/black-necked-stilt-chick-ca Sun, 14 Aug 2016 22:18:03 GMT
Prairie Warbler - New Jersey http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/8/prairie-warbler-flowering-tree Adult male Prairie Warbler (Setophaga discolor) perched in a flowering tree

Adult male Prairie Warbler posing with a beautiful white flowers in a background - New Jersey songbird photography Canon 5DsR 600mm II 1.4x extenderPrairie WarblerAdult male Prairie Warbler perched on a blooming tree full of white flowers - Garret Mountain, New Jersey

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Interesting facts (courtesy of CornellLab)

- The male Prairie Warbler sings two song types, which closely resemble each other but differ subtly in volume and speed. The faster "Group A" song is directed at the female, for courtship and maintenance of the pair bond. The "Group B" song is sung at territory boundaries to deter other males.

- Female Prairie Warblers commonly eat the eggshells after their young hatch, consuming the shells in 15 to 90 seconds.

- The Prairie Warblers living in the Florida mangroves are considered to be a separate subspecies from the more widespread migratory ones. The Florida birds are slightly larger and have larger white spots in their tails.

 - The oldest recorded Prairie Warbler was a male, andat least 7 years, 9 months old when he was recaptured and rereleased during banding operations in Connecticut.

 

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info@greggard.com (Gregory Gard) 5DsR 600mm Bird NJ Photography songbird http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/8/prairie-warbler-flowering-tree Thu, 11 Aug 2016 01:18:51 GMT
American Avocet landing - San Francisco Bay Area, CA http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/8/american-avocet-landing-san-francisco-ca Adult female American Avocet coming in for a landing at San Francisco Bay Area, CA

American Avocet coming in for a landing - San Francisco, Bay Area, California bird photography Canon 1DX mark II + 600mm II + 1.4x
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info@greggard.com (Gregory Gard) 1DXII 600mm Bird CA Photography shorebird wading http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/8/american-avocet-landing-san-francisco-ca Sat, 06 Aug 2016 18:23:15 GMT