Greg Gard: Blog http://www.greggard.com/blog en-us (C) Greg Gard info@greggard.com (Greg Gard) Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:09:00 GMT Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:09:00 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 -

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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 :)

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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

 

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 :)

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

 

You can also start your Amazon search right here:

 

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

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

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

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

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

5 days old Piping Plover chick sneaking up on me 🙈

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

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

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

 

You can find me also on:

- Instagram: greggardphoto

- Facebook: greg.gard.9

- Twitter: newtobirding

 

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

 

You can also start your Amazon search right here:

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Interesting facts via CornellLab:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

You can find me also on:

- Instagram: greggardphoto

- Facebook: greg.gard.9

- Twitter: newtobirding

 

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

 

You can also start your Amazon search right here:

 

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

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

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

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

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

Make no mistake, parenting requires a lot of patience 🙈 

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

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

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

Feel free to share this video with your friends :)

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

You can find me also on:

- Instagram: greggardphoto

- Facebook: greg.gard.9

- Twitter: newtobirding

 

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

 

You can also start your Amazon search right here:

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Interesting facts via CornellLab:

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

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

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

You can find me also on:

- Instagram: greggardphoto

- Facebook: greg.gard.9

- Twitter: newtobirding

 

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

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

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

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

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

I've recorded this video in Northern New Jersey

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

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

You can find me also on:

- Instagram: greggardphoto

- Facebook: greg.gard.9

- Twitter: newtobirding

 

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

 

You can also start your Amazon search right here:

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

You can find me also on:

- Instagram: greggardphoto

- Facebook: greg.gard.9

- Twitter: newtobirding

 

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

 

You can also start your Amazon search right here:

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

You can find me also on:

- Instagram: greggardphoto

- Facebook: greg.gard.9

- Twitter: newtobirding

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

It looks like it was doing just fine...

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

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

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

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

You can find me also on:

- Instagram: greggardphoto

- Facebook: greg.gard.9

- Twitter: newtobirding

 

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

 

You can also start your Amazon search right here:

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

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

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info@greggard.com (Greg Gard) 1DXII 600mm Bird NY Photography nickerson slomo video http://www.greggard.com/blog/2017/5/black-skimmer-bathing-nickerson-beach-ny Wed, 10 May 2017 01:27:54 GMT