Blog Profile / Somewhere in NJ

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Archived Since:March 5, 2008

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So I saw a couple shorebirds...

I haven't had the heart to visit Cape May for the spring shorebird migration for a while now; probably it's been almost 10 years, in fact.However, the chance to share the spectacle with someone who hadn't ever witnessed it motivated me enough to bear the chance of a broken heart for what's been lost on the Delaware Bayshore in recent years. Show More Summary

Plover news

I thought I'd take a minute to share some pix and an update on the Piping Plovers out at Sandy Hook. I got to spend some quality time with them on World Series Day when all the serious birders were sorting through the gulls and terns amassed at the end of the Fishermen's Trail. Show More Summary

World Series of Birding 2011

Yesterday was World Series Day here in NJ; a slow migrant day, but we did find some sweet birds. Two special species are pictured here... anyone care to venture a guess at them?We ended with 116 species for the day, far from last year's best of 143, but not so bad!

Life is old there

During some "off" time during the first day of the New River Birding and Nature Festival we wandered down a windy single-lane road to the long-forgotten railroad town of Thurmond, West Virginia. You arrive in Thurmond by crossing the New River over a narrow bridge that doubles as a railroad bridge. Show More Summary


Late in the week at New River, Beth G. and I had separated ourselves for an hour or so from the "serious birders" in order to photograph the Glade Creek Mill at Babcock State Park. It's a very pretty setting and deserved some time of its own. Show More Summary

The full report

The full report on the New River Birding and Nature Festival will have to wait a bit; for now there's just these couple images... of perfect roadside wildflowers, of rivers rushing across bared toes, of ghost towns nestled in the mountains,...Show More Summary


I was really tempted by the fried bolony...; )


The home team lost, but it was a beautiful day nonetheless.

Told you so

So I'd been almost patting myself on the back a couple weeks ago, thinking I'd earned my angel wings and all that...That sort of thinking never turns out well, does it?I'd managed to orchestrate a move for one of my most difficult mentally...Show More Summary

What's not to love about this man?

Image courtesy Princeton University Press He's handsome, smart, likes birds, has that incredibly cute accent, not to mention the humungous camera lens...(which, btw MevetS, he handholds!)Besides the avant-garde fashion sense (look at that blue jacket!) he's also, clearly, very brave. Show More Summary

Bad bird photo of the week

Cross-eyed (and beakless!) ; ) The plumes blowing in the breeze are kinda sweet, tho.

Autumn on the doorstep

Some Borland tonight... "Another week and Summer will be officially at an end, since we demarcate our seasons by the solstices and the equinoxes. We who live in a land of seasonal change will have Autumn on our doorstep. Even now the...Show More Summary

Memento mori

There is no need for me to keep a skull on my desk, o stand with one foot upon the ruins of Rome, or wear a locket with the sliver of a saint's bone. It is enough to realize that every common object in this sunny little room will outlive...Show More Summary

Tern, tern, tern

The birds shrug off the slant air, they plunge into the sea and vanish under the glassy edges of the water, and then come back, as white as snow, shaking themselves, shaking the little silver fish, crying out in their own language, voices...Show More Summary

For D.

What can I say, dear friend, to ease your heart in its breaking?There are no perfect words when someone dies; there is no easy way through pain.We grasp for comfort, but grief has a way of hitting like a tidal wave; it's hard to find...Show More Summary

Eagles at Conowingo

I DID NOT TAKE THIS PHOTO!(pretend to be surprised)A couple times MevetS walked awayleft me to guard his cameralet me click the shuttermaybe feel like one of themthe people with proper camera equipmentgathered there like paparazzi(this...Show More Summary

Shadow shot

Someone needs to go on a diet.;-)...


Some of the scary people I work with...Best costume I saw this year was the Gorton's Fisherman, right down to the hairy chest and plastic shark.What about you?...

Punished with kisses

I'm not a cat person, but I suspect they're more like bunnies than dogs. A well-trained dog can be disciplined with a stern voice, a severe look even.Not so the misbehaving rabbit.How might a sweet little bunny misbehave, you wonder?;-)I'm...Show More Summary

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