Sunday (15-July-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Summertime Nature in New Jersey.

The Blue Jays are the alpha birds at the bird feeder. Even though they are a bit too heavy for the feeder, and need to take the sunflower seeds away to hammer on the seeds to get them to open. This morning, all of the birds flew away, and the next thing we heard were all of the Blue Jays in the neighborhood squawking and screaming. All of a sudden a Red Tail Hawk flew away being chased by the Blue Jays. Too bad I didn’t have a camera in my hand at the time…

Individual images in the slide show can be viewed here.

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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