Wednesday (24-August-2016) — New Jersey

Summertime Nature at the Sourland Mountain Preserve.

I originally thought this was an elusive American Bittern at the Sourland Mountain Preserve Pond.  The same bird I saw on 16-August-2016. When the bird is in flight it had a black crest.  Now I think it is an immature Green Heron. I have previously seen Green Herons at the Sourland Mountain Preserve (15-September-2013). Four images taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens.

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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 and world traveler. 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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