Autumn 2019, At The Edge Of The Bay

Above: Drainage canal in the Forsythe Wildlife Rufuge, with “Island Beach (Barrier Island) State Park” 3 mi. (4.8 km) across Barnegat Bay
Above, Empty Osprey nest after successful mating and three new chicks off to winter habitats.
Above: A few minutes later, as seen in the far right, second image  …the town of Barnegat Light, New Jersey, (Long Beach Island (LBI)) and its 160 year old historic lighthouse, 5.2 mi (8.4 km) distant.

 

Thanks for viewing, comments are always welcome, and zoom in for a closer look. M 🙂

Osprey Eyes

Photographed at our local Osprey nest on Barnegat Bay last week, Dad (left) and Mom (middle) are seen raising three offspring, shown here at a young age of about eight or nine weeks. It’s late afternoon …dinner time, and a fresh fish is the meal at their feet on the right.  What intrigued me was the color or their eyes. 

Below: A closer view of the light gray-eyed adult, contrasting strongly to the orange of the fledgling. 
And below, this same color distinction is seen here with the mom, (now staring at me,) and the orange eye color of the other two siblings.

Thanks for viewing, zoom in for a closer look, and comments are always welcome M 🙂 

Home Building: A Backyard Labor of Love

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“Hmmm, Here we go!”

 

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“Ahhh, a ‘ramp!'”

 

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“This is not easy!”

 

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“Euunnuphheugh”

 

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“Finally, THE spot”

 

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“Whew, a little rest”

 

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“I love Naptime!”

 

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“But, I’m on the clock, …work to do!”

 

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“feel like I’m being watched!”

 

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“Lot easier going down”

 

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“Take this short-cut here…”

 

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“A little levitation here!”

 

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“Another awesome  landing!!”

 

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“Yahoo!”

 

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” …and a little end run to do it all again!!”

 

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“WAIT!   …Am I being Photographed????

Photos from our back yard, late April 2019

Thanks for viewing, Comments are always welcome. Note: This is a REAL Squirrel, no actors are used,   and zoom in for a closer look, …but good luck trying that!  M 🙂

That Reminds Me of …Something! Hmmm

A while ago, I came across this curious gemstone-like proto-sand grain, lying by the ocean on Island Beach State Park in NJ.

Last week …I saw something that reminded of this while lying on the couch at home!

Orientated correctly, below, it is seen as one of the ceiling accent lights.

If nothing else, this exercise simply brought to my attention that I need to repaint the ceiling …soon!  😦

 

As usual, thanks for viewing, and comments are always welcome M 🙂