Twelve-Years Ago (20-January-2008) — New Jersey

Wintertime Nature at the Sourland Mountain Preserve.

Early morning walkabout at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. A tree near the pond was filled with a flock of European Starlings. In the pond was a lone Canada Goose.

Flock of European Starlings in a tree at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 102 mm, f/5.6, 1/1600 sec). (David J Mathre)
Flock of European Starlings in a tree at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 102 mm, f/5.6, 1/1600 sec). (David J Mathre)
European Starlings in a tree at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
European Starlings in a tree at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Canada Goose in the pond at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 102 mm, f/5.6, 1/1600 sec). (David J Mathre)
Canada Goose in the pond at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 102 mm, f/5.6, 1/1600 sec). (David J Mathre)