Barnegat Lighthouse State Park

Black Scoter Duck

Black Scoter Female

Black Scoter Female

The picture of this Black Scoter Duck Female was photographed in the waters off the Barnegat Lighthouse Jetty in New Jersey on very cold windy day. This Black Scoter was photographed with the Canon 5D Mark IV and the Canon 100-400 II lens. Groups of Black Scoters often can be located by the constant mellow, plaintive whistling sound of the males.
To hear the song of the Black Scoter, click on the arrow below.

Common Loon Nonbreeding Adult

Common Loon

Common Loon

Common Loon Nonbreeding Adult

The picture of this Common Loon Nonbreeding Adult was taken at the Barnegat Lighthouse State Park in New Jeresey. The picture of this Common Loon Nonbreeding Adult was photographed with the Canon 5D Mark III Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II with the 2X extender.

Common Loons have a beautiful haunting call during the breeding season which is not present during winter migration.To hear the song of the Common Loon, click on the arrow below.

Ruddy Turnstone

Ruddy Turnstone

Ruddy Turnstone

Ruddy Turnstone

The picture of this Ruddy Turnstone was taken at the Barnegat Lighthouse State Park in New Jersey. The picture of this Ruddy Turnstone was photographed with the Canon 5D Mark III Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II with the 2X extender. The Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) is a small wading bird in the sandpiper family Scolopacidae.

To hear the song of the Ruddy Turnstone, click on the arrow below.