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Staring Burrowing Owl, Cape Coral, Florida

November 15, 2013 - One of my "target" birds to photograph, during my 2012 birding trip to Florida, was a Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia)...
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Immature Little Blue Heron - Merritt Island NWR, Florida

October 11, 2013 - I took this photograph, of an Immature Little Blue Heron at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Florida on my 2012...
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Semipalmated Plover with worm - Sandy Hook, New Jersey

September 03, 2013 - One of many shorebirds migrating along New Jersey coast, is a Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus). It is a sma...
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Perched Burrowing Owl, Cape Coral, Florida

August 23, 2013 - Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) photographed in Cape Coral, Florida: Photograph captured with a Canon 7D camera an...
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Little Blue Heron - Venice Rookery, Florida

August 16, 2013 - Adult Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) photographed at the Venice Rookery, Venice, Florida: Photograph captured w...
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American Oystercatcher chicks - Nickerson Beach, Long Island

August 12, 2013 - American Oystercatcher chick learning from the early days that not everything found on the beach is edible. These oyster...
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Anhinga - Venice Rookery, Florida

August 09, 2013 - Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga) photographed at Venice Rookery, Florida: Photograph captured with a Canon 7D camera and 500...
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Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Ramapo, New Jersey

August 05, 2013 - Believe it or not, Fall migration has started already, but I'm still editing photographs from this year's Spring migrati...
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Common Gallinule, Venice Rookery, Florida

August 02, 2013 - As I'm going through my Florida photographs, I've noticed that most species I've photographed during my 2012 trip, was a...
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Sanderling - Sandy Hook, New Jersey

July 29, 2013 - Sanderling (Calidris alba) in breeding plumage photographed in Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreaction Area, Highlands,...
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Tricolored Heron - "Ding" Darling NWR, Sanibel, Florida

July 26, 2013 - One of those magic moments when a bird accepts your presence and starts to pose for you. Somehow, it happens more often...
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Common Tern chick, Nickerson Beach Park, New York

July 23, 2013 - Last couple of weekends I've spend on the beach at Nickerson Beach Park, Lido Beach, New York, photographing young shore...
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Juvenile White Ibis - Venice Rookery, Florida

July 19, 2013 - At the end of my first day of photographing birds at the Venice Rookery, Florida this juvenile White Ibis decided to lan...
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American Oystercatcher chick, Nickerson Beach, NY

July 16, 2013 - American Oystercatcher chick photographed at Nickerson Beach Park, Lido Beach, New York: Photograph taken with a Cano...
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Three Amigos - American White Pelicans preening - "Ding" Darling NWR, Florida

July 12, 2013 - Three Amigos, American White Pelicans preening (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) at J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Ref...
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Vocalizing Peregrine Falcon, video - Palisades Cliffs, New Jersey

July 09, 2013 - In addition to my last Wordless Wednesday post, http://www.greggard.com/blog/2013/7/peregrine-falcon-palisades-cliffs-nj...
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Pied-billed Grebe - "Ding" Darling NWR, Florida

July 05, 2013 - Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) photographed at J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel, Florida:...
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Peregrine Falcon, Palisades Cliffs - Wordless Wednesday

July 03, 2013 - Peregrine Falcon photographed at State Line Lookout, Palisades Interstate Park, New Jersey: Photograph taken with a C...
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Long-billed Curlew - Fort de Soto Park, Florida

June 28, 2013 - Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus) photographed on the very first day of our trip to Florida: crop #1 Photogra...
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Blue Grosbeak - Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

June 24, 2013 - Adult male Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) photographed at Bombay Hook NWR, Smyrna, Delaware Photograph taken with...
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Brown Pelican in-flight - Sanibel, Florida

June 21, 2013 - Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) photographed at Sanibel, Florida Photograph taken with a Canon 7D camera paire...
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American Oystercatcher - Nickerson Beach Park, NY

June 18, 2013 - Adult American Oystercatcher (Tringa melanoleuca) at Nickerson Beach Park, Lido Beach, New York: Photograph taken wit...
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Peregrine Falcon from above

June 12, 2013 - Peregrine Falcon perched and looking up photographed at Palisades Interstate Park, State Line Lookout, Alpine, New Jerse...
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American Oystercatcher with chicks

June 10, 2013 - Ah yes it's that time of year again. Ocean, sand, shorebirds and of course chicks!:) Here is the latest photograph of a...
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Eastern Meadowlark, Merritt Island NWR Florida

June 07, 2013 - Even though the goal of my trip Florida was to photograph wading birds, I couldn't pass the chance to photograph some co...
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Ruddy Turnstone - Sandy Hook, New Jersey

June 02, 2013 - One of my favorite birds, that I love to photograph along the NJ shore, is a Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres). Here...
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Stretching Burrowing Owl, Cape Coral, Florida

May 31, 2013 - Is it Friday already? It means, it is time for another photograph from my 2012 trip to Florida. This week I would like t...
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Black-necked Stilt, Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

May 28, 2013 - Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) photographed at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Smyrna, Delaware - fo...
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Wordless Wednesday - Common Yellowthroat, Bombay Hook NWR

May 22, 2013 - Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) photographed at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Smyrna, Delaware: - fo...
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Peregrine Falcon in-flight, State Line Lookout, Alpine, New Jersey

May 19, 2013 - Once in a while, I'm happy with a rainy weekend because I can (slightly) catch up on the backlog of unedited photographs...
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Immature Glossy Ibis landing, J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel, Florida

May 17, 2013 - Immature Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) coming in for a landing. - for larger view and EXIF data, please click on...
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Greater Yellowlegs, Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Smyrna, Delaware

May 11, 2013 - Taking advantage of a rainy weather, I just edited this new photo of a Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca). I took t...
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Little Blue Heron - J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel, Florida

May 10, 2013 - Here is a wading bird that I don't see to often in New Jersey, Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea): - for larger vie...
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Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Ramapo, New Jersey

May 06, 2013 - Contrary to most people complaining about the slow spring migration in the Northeast so far, I really enjoy photographin...
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Playful Great Blue Heron chicks in the nest, Venice Rookery, Florida

May 03, 2013 - This week's "Florida Friday" photograph is once again photograph taken at the Venice Rookery, Venice, Florida. Place int...
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Common Yellowthroat, Bombay Hook NWR, Spring Migration

May 01, 2013 - Another teaser photo. This time a Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) photographed at Bombay Hook National Wildlife...
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Adult Great Egret in breeding plumage

April 26, 2013 - One of my goals when visiting Florida, was to see common birds that spend summer/fall in New Jersey but are rarely seen...
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Common Loon with a fresh caught crab

April 24, 2013 - A teaser photo of an adult Common Loon coming into the breeding plumage: - for larger view and EXIF data, please cl...
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Roseate Spoonbill - Venice Rookery, Florida

April 19, 2013 - Change of plans. With the amount of unedited photographs from my 2012 trip to Florida, I've decided to give them a spec...
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Peregrine Falcon, Hudson River, New Jersey - Wings on Wednesday

April 17, 2013 - For this week's Wings on Wednesday two recent photographs of the local Peregrine Falcon flying over the Hudson River....
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Red-headed Woodpecker, Dorothy, New Jersey

April 16, 2013 - Even though Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) is a year-long resident of New Jersey, I've never seen on...
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Great Gray Owl in flight - Ottawa, Canada

April 10, 2013 - This time for the "Wings on Wednesday" theme, I'm posting photographs of a Great Gray Owl. This series was taken by my w...
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Great Horned Owlet - Fort De Soto Park, Florida - Wayback Wednesday

April 03, 2013 - Each week, as a Wayback Wednesday feature, I will continue to post more photographs from my 2012 trip to Florida. Today...
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Red-necked Grebe, West Hudson Park, Harrison, New Jersey

March 29, 2013 - I just edited some more photographs from the first day of photographing Red-necked Grebe at West Hudson Park in Harrison...
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American White Pelican - "Ding" Darling NWR, Florida - Wings on Wednesday

March 27, 2013 - Yet another Florida photo but this time an American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) in flight, photographed in...
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Red-necked Grebe, West Hudson Park, Kearny, New Jersey

March 23, 2013 - Quick edit of an another rare bird in New Jersey. This time it is a Red-necked Grebe found yesterday in West Hudson Park...
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Pacific Loon at Morris Plains, New Jersey - Research before you go!

March 17, 2013 - Research before you go! Surprise, surprise! With today's reports we have 4 Pacific Loons in NJ! I got a chance to phot...
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Wordless Wednesday - Tricolored Heron preening

March 13, 2013 - Tricolored Heron preening - Egretta tricolor - J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel, Florida - for...
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American Tree Sparrow in the snow

March 07, 2013 - Today, may be the last chance for us here in New Jersey to get some snow accumulation. Maybe 2 inches but unfortunately...
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Female Common Merganser - Passaic River, New Jersey

March 04, 2013 - To give you a break from the owl photographs:) I'm posting my latest edit of a local wintering waterfowl. I took this ph...
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Great Gray Owl

February 20, 2013 - Quick edit from my latest birding trip, Great Gray Owl!!! This birds was on my bucket list for years and you can be sur...
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Great Horned Owl video, Bergen County, New Jersey

February 04, 2013 - Finally, I found some time to edit video of the Great Horned Owl I shared photographs of in January. I was really surpr...
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That's How Big I am!

January 30, 2013 - Here is one of my favorite photographs I've taken on the beginning of January on the Passaic River in Paterson, NJ. T...
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Great Horned Owls, Bergen County, New Jersey

January 24, 2013 - Even though Great Horned Owl is one of the most widespread and common owls in North America it is still very hard to fin...
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Pied-billed Grebe, Passaic River, New Jersey

January 15, 2013 - Another photograph taken on the Passaic River in New Jersey. This time Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps). I think...
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Hooded Merganser on the Passaic River

January 12, 2013 - Ah, it's that time of the year. Ducks, ducks, ducks:) A quick post showing a beautiful female Hooded Merganser swimming...
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American Pipits at the DeKorte Park

January 07, 2013 - Quick post showing an American Pipit snacking on some sort of bug. - click on the image to view it larger - Americ...
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Male American Kestrel on his favorite perch

January 01, 2013 - Here is a recent photo of one of many American Kestrels at the Meadowlands. Stay tuned for more pictures from that da...
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Rough-legged Hawk - dark morph - at the Meadowlands

December 31, 2012 - What a way to end the year!!! Today, I had a distant view on a dark morph Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus) at the DeKo...
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Crested Caracara in West Windsor Township, New Jersey

September 23, 2012 - Finally getting back to posting my bird photography here on the blog. Getting back with a big bang too! Two weeks ag...
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Wings on Wednesday – female American Kestrel

October 25, 2011 - A couple weeks ago, I was fortunate to see one of my favorite birds, American Kestrel. Previously, I saw these birds fro...
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Blue Grosbeak feeding on dandelions

May 16, 2011 - Blue Grosbeak ©Greg Gard - www.greggard.com - Canon EOS 7D, 500mm F4 + 1.4x teleconverter, ISO 640, 1/640s, f/7.1 AV mod...
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Spring arrivals – Garret Mountain Reservation – Woodland Park, New Jersey

April 28, 2011 - Last Sunday, I visited Garret Mountain Reservation in search for spring migrants. For the first 3 hours I had no luck, b...
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Morning Stretch

April 17, 2011 - American Oystercatcher ©Greg Gard - www.greggard.com - Canon EOS 7D, 500mm F4, ISO 400, 1/1250s, f/8 AV mode - Click on...
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Wordless Wednesday – Wood Duck – drake

April 05, 2011 - Celery Farm, Allendale, New Jersey Wood Duck ©Greg Gard - www.greggard.com - Canon EOS 7D, 500mm F4, ISO 1250, 1/800s,...
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Wordless Wednesday – Red-tailed Hawk

March 01, 2011 - Red-tailed Hawk ©Greg Gard - www.greggard.com - Canon EOS 7D, 300mm F2.8 IS + 1.4x teleconverter, ISO 640, 1/2000s, f/9...
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Rough-legged Hawk (light morph) – Meadowlands

February 27, 2011 - This week I want to share photos of a light morph Rough-legged Hawk that was seen regularly at the Meadowlands area this...
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Northern Harriers – DeKorte Park – Lyndhurst, New Jersey

February 21, 2011 - Continuing with my photo report from my recent visit to DeKorte Park, I want to share couple of photographs of the North...
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Ring-necked Pheasants at DeKorte Park

February 08, 2011 - What was originally planned as a 30 minute visit to the DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst, NJ it turned out to be a five hour st...
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Happy New Year 2011!

January 01, 2011 - Happy New Year everyone! White-Throated Sparrow - Zonotrichia albicollis
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Year 2010 – Photo review

December 31, 2010 - I just want to post a quick photo review of the year 2010. These are mostly rare/life birds I was fortunate to see this...
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Wordless Wednesday – Fork-tailed Flycatcher – Cove Island Park – Stamford, Connecticut

November 30, 2010 - Fork-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus savana), Cove Island Park, Stamford, CT ©www.greggard.com Fork-tailed Flycatcher (Ty...
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Black-bellied Whistling Ducks in Cape May

November 16, 2010 - Back in September, I was spending a weekend in Cape May, New Jersey. It is about three hour drive from where I live and...
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Birding report in pictures – Fall migration at Sandy Hook

October 04, 2010 - Just a quick report from last Sunday’s birding trip to Sandy Hook, New Jersey. Literally in the first two minutes on th...
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Summer Project – Shorebirds in New Jersey

July 28, 2010 - I just want to share with you couple of pictures from my latest project I’ve been working on for past weeks. It all sta...
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Northern Shrike in New Jersey

February 23, 2010 - As of today, February 23rd, one of the latest favorites amongst birders in New Jersey, Northern Shrike, still hangs arou...
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Sunday morning surprise!

February 01, 2010 - I woke up to a cloudy Sunday morning. Forecast wasn’t helping with photography related plans, therefore I wasn’t rushing...
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Happy New Year!!!

January 04, 2010 - I would like to share with you some new images I’ve taken over the holidays… Unfortunately on both holiday weekends wea...
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