July 12, 2016
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Numerous photos of last night’s photographically awesome storm, rainbow and sunset were posted locally, recording a spectacle which left jaws dropping. Many captures of the boiling storm clouds, intense and full rainbow, and incredibly striking sunset – many far better than these, show how good, and prolific everyday photography has become in recent years.
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A few days ago, a pair of bald eagles appeared in one of the recently vacated osprey nests on the edge of Barnegat Bay, (Ocean County) New Jersey. As seen from a few hundred yards offshore, they apparently were playing ‘one up-manship,’ although I have no idea of what their gender was. (?!) For the captions, the “wife” is initially in the nest, with the “husband” on the perch.
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There are four images in this post!
This awesome sight at the Jersey Shore on July 19, caused a little bit of concern….>
As part of a weather front ahead of thunder and lightning, the sea gull was also a bit mystified. >
I watched curiously to see if a flying saucer or other extra-terrestrial visitor would emerge from the turmoil. >
Was the shadow on the flag an ominous sign? >
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Yesterday I watched these recently arrived raptors comfortably settling in on top of a nesting platform erected only weeks ago under the auspices of the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey and NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife. The female (note darker breast coloring,) helps decorate with the sticks and twigs her mate brings over during the move-in stage, and she will eventually sit on the eggs as he guards and provides fresh fish daily.
In the above image, Barnegat Lighthouse is a few miles beyond.
Note the painted aluminum “predator Guard” on the post, primarily designed to keep raccoons from climbing to the nest.
Osprey are persnickety, in that if unduly disturbed while selecting a breeding home, they will leave. Viewing needs to be from a respectable distance.
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