Friday (22-April-2011) — New Jersey

Springtime Nature in New Jersey. Sourland Mountain Preserve.

I found a Canada Goose nesting near the pond at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. This was the first time I visited this spring, and only had a small Leica point & shoot to take any images. The bird is well hidden, and has filled the nest with a bed of feathers. I’ll need to get back and check the nest out with a DSLR with a telephoto lens.

Nesting Canadian Goose, Sourland Mountain Reserve. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 20 camera (ISO 200, 49.2 mm, f/4.9, 1/125 sec) (David J. Mathre)
Nesting Canada Goose, Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 20 camera (ISO 200, 49.2 mm, f/4.9, 1/125 sec)

Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer updating images in My Image of the Day Photoblog, and My eBird (with images of nearly 450 bird species). hope post COVID-19 to be a world traveler again. My interests include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, sky, and seascapes, travel, and astrophotography. I look for unique ways of viewing the world and presenting my images. I have traveled to over 55 countries in six continents, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on home renovation and expansion of a wildflower garden/meadow.

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