Saturday (14-April-2018) — New Jersey

Outdoor Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

Many of the small birds visiting the new bird feeder pick up a sunflower seed, and then fly off to extract the kernel from the shell. Some have learned to crack the seed and discard the shell while staying at the bird feeder.

House Finch Eating Sunflower Seeds. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (David J Mathre)
House Finch Eating Sunflower Seeds. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (David J Mathre)

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 in photography include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, skyscapes, and seascapes. I have traveled to over 50 countries over the last 10 years, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on a home renovation project and expanding my wildflower garden/meadow.

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