Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
The picture of this Great Blue Heron was taken at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville, New Jersey. This photo was taken with the Canon 5D Mark III with the Canon 100-400mm lens during a recent winter visit to the Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. This Great Blue Heron was in hunting mode standing statue-like, stalking fish and other prey in shallow water.
Savannah Sparrow at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
The picture of this lovely Savannah Sparrow was taken at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge during the winter months. I used the Canon 5D Mark III Camera with the Canon 100-400mm lens for this photograph. The Savannah Sparrow has a small head, and telltale yellow spot before the eye. Savannah Sparrows are one of the most numerous songbirds in North America.
Northern Pintail Duck
Male Northern Pintail Duck
The picture of the beautiful Male Northern Pintail Duck was taken at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville, New Jersey.
Male and female Northern Pintail Duck
Northern Pintail Couple
Slim and long-necked, the Northern Pintail has a distinctive silhouette. The male is easy to identify by his striking markings and long tail, but even the female can be recognized by her graceful, long-necked shape. The pintail gets its name from its pointed tail feathers.
Adult white morph Snow Geese are completely white except for gray primary-coverts and black primaries. Snow Geese occasionally have rusty-orange staining on head and upper neck as a result of digging or grubbing in sediment or mud containing iron oxides. Snow Geese are probably the noisiest of all waterfowl. Vocalizations are considered calls, not songs.