Brown Thrasher at Troy Meadows NJ

Brown Thrasher at Troy Meadows in Parsippany NJ

This territorial bird popped up to let me know I was intruding near its home turf.

Learn more about the Brown Thrasher – https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Brown_Thrasher/id

American Goldfinch at Troy Meadows

American Goldfinch and Thistle, Troy Meadows, New Jersey

American Goldfinch
2009 at Troy Meadows in Parsippany NJ
Taken about 11 years ago this was an unusual photo opportunity as the finch was so preoccupied with thistle seeds I was able to walk as close as I’d like for photographs. It’s not often we can walk up to birds at point blank range to snap pictures.

Learn more about Troy Meadows – https://www.wildlifepreserves.org/preserves/troy-meadows

Green Heron Preening

Green Heron Preening

2009 at Foote’s Pond in Morristown.

Taken 11 years ago at a small but wildlife-rich pond near downtown Morristown, this was a unique opportunity to observe the behavior of one of our smaller native herons.

More info on Foote’s Pond – https://www.townofmorristown.org/?SEC=7CA9FC71-1BDD-4C29-8576-A4C5F8C6B702

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American Bullfrog at Kittatinny Valley State Park

American Bullfrog


Kittatinny Valley State Park, Sussex County NJ


Visit Kittatinny Valley State Park – https://www.visitnj.org/nj-national-state-parks/kittatinny-valley-state-park

Wood Turtle in Sussex County NJ

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Wood Turtle
Sussex County NJ
 
 
Report your endangered species sightings to NJ Fish and Wildlife – https://www.nj.gov/dep/fgw/ensp/rprtform.htm

Pileated Woodpecker at Buckhorn Creek WMA

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Pileated Woodpecker
 
Buckhorn Creek Wildlife Management Area, Warren County NJ
 
I got a few quick shots off from my car before this bird and his mate flew deeper into the woods.
 
Visit Buckhorn Creek – https://goo.gl/maps/7WWbwd8G5yqcTShr8
 

Great Blue Heron Above Marsh

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Great Blue Heron Above Marsh
 
Rockaway Township, New Jersey
 
Heron nesting season is upon us and the local GBH’s are very aloof.

Northern Cricket Frog at Greendell Marsh Ecological Preserve

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Northern Cricket Frog at Greendell Marsh Ecological Preserve
 
Frelinghuysen Twp, New Jersey
 
With the recent warm weather the cricket frogs are out at full force in the puddles, ponds, and wetlands.
 
Visit Friends of Greendell Marsh Ecological Preserve on Facebook for more information on the preserve
Species info on Northern Cricket Frog – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_cricket_frog

Calling Wood Frogs at Jonathan’s Woods

Calling Wood Frogs at Jonathan’s Woods

March 2020
Morris County New Jersey

With recent temperatures peaking at 66 Fahrenheit, the Wood Frogs wasted no time in getting ready for their Spring rituals. This video was filmed in a small wetlands depression and not far from an expansive marsh.

View the behind the scenes footage – https://www.facebook.com/daveblinderphotography/videos/661437451270066/

Visit Jonathan’s Woods – https://www.powww.org/

Seeking out the wildlife of Morris County New Jersey

 

Some thoughts on finding wildlife – from Troy Meadows in Parsippany NJ

Wildlife observation is all about researching and documenting the proper habitat for the animals.

In this video I demonstrate locating a slumbering raccoon by seeking out a naturally occurring tree cavity in Parsippany New Jersey.

Do you have any questions or comments about finding wildlife or finding wildlife habitat?