Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Thompson's Beach

Thompson's Beach, near Heislerville in southern New Jersey, provides good opportunities for many coastal wetland birds - e.g. rails, shorebirds at low tide.

Often it is also a place of splendid solitude and quiet, interrupted only by the irrepressible marsh rascal ...

Marsh Wren

Marsh Wren
 Barn Swallows swirled about in courtship ritual ...

Barn Swallow
 This gentleman's mate was incubating on a nearby nest platform. I photographed him last year with a partially consumed fish in his talons, and again this year - a sign that he will again provide well for his young when they hatch ...

Osprey

3 comments:

Squirrel Proof Feeder said...

Great in-flight photo there.

eileeninmd said...

Looks like a great place for birding. Love the cute wren and swallow and the osprey shot is awesome.

Susan W. said...

Perfect shots - each and every one! BTW, Chris, I just goy your book and so far it is a tremendous read! I'm going to get one for my mom, too! Thanks!

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