Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Cape May State Park and Nature Conservancy

Two of my favorite places for nature meditation are the state park in Cape May Point, and the nearby Nature Conservancy. Both always yield something of interest, and both provide an environment for contemplation and discovery.

A few highlights ...

Least Tern

Laughing Gull

Spotted Sandpiper
The Swamp Rose Mallow throughout the marshes was stunning ...

Swamp Rose Mallow

Swamp Rose Mallow
Mute Swans are exotics, and pose problems for native species, but there is no denying that they are beautiful birds, and magnificent in flight ...

Mute Swans
Equally magnificent in flight is the Osprey ...


This young Great Blue Heron caught a hearty breakfast, but could not figure out how to manipulate his catch so that it could be swallow head first. He flew a short distance to a dry patch of ground, dropped this fish, stabbed at it once or twice, then picked it up with head positioned correctly. In third picture, note the "throat bulge" of the swallowed fish ...

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron
Watching the Snowy Egret foraging in shallow water was a thing of delicate beauty (unless you happened to be a small fish) ...

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret
Good Birding!!


Gerry Biron and JoAnne Russo said...

I think you misidentified the sandpiper, looks like solitary to me. Spotted doesn't have spot on the back.

World of Animals, Inc said...

Such amazing photos everytime we visit your blog. We love seeing the Great Blue Heron with the fish in their mouth. Thanks for the share. Have a wonderful upcoming weekend.
World of Animals

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