Category Archives: Swallow

April Wildlife Activity

(click on any image to enlarge it) My favorite season for photography is spring because there is so much wildlife activity. During the month of April a variety of wildlife visited the Backyard Wilderness property.  Some of the different types of wildlife can be seen in the following photos:             […]

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April Wildlife Activity

(click on any image to enlarge it) During the month of April I spent some time in the swamp blind photographing a variety of different birds.   As the days got warmer the Painted Turtles spent time out of the water sunning themselves.     I love the marsh birds, so I was thrilled one […]

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Mother Goose & ‘Monster’ Turtle

(click on any image to enlarge it) Hooray, spring is in full bloom; lush greens, lots of flowers, and melodious birds singing every morning. I decided for the next week to make time to be in the swamp blind because Mother Goose is on her nest waiting for her Goslings to hatch. According to calculations […]

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Spring: Birds at the Swamp

During the spring there is always lots of wildlife activity in the swamp area on the Backyard Wilderness property.  A couple times during the year we get a visit from a Great Egret. I was thrilled one day in April when I looked out the side window of our house and saw the great white […]

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Small Bird vs Big Bird

(click any image to enlarge it) Red-winged Blackbirds are abundant in New Jersey.  Each spring I sight numerous Red-winged Blackbirds on the Backyard Wilderness property. The male Red-winged Blackbird is a medium sized, jet black colored bird with a red and yellow patch on its upper wings. .. The male is often heard making a […]

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