Eleven-Years Ago (27-December-2006) — New Jersey

Winter Walkabout in New Jersey: Backyard and Sourland Mountain Preserve

Northern mockingbirds in the backyard, then tall grass and a lonely lawn chair at the Sourland Mountain Preserve

Northern Mockingbird on a Vine. Backyard Winter Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 70-200 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 200 mm, f/2.8, 1/750 sec) (David J Mathre)
Northern Mockingbird on a Vine. Backyard Winter Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 70-200 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 200 mm, f/2.8, 1/750 sec) (David J Mathre)



Eight-Years Ago (01-March-2009) — New Jersey

Winter Nature in New Jersey. Sourland Mountain Preserve.

I went for a walkabout at the local Sourland Mountain Preserve on a snowy day and took a few pictures. The high-pressure gas-line right of way trail looked open, but I didn’t go very far. There were cattails in the marshy area, and some Mallard ducks swimming in the pond. The ducks usually leave as soon as the more boisterous Canada geese arrive, but on this snowy day the geese stayed away.



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

New Jersey Winter Nature: Sourland Mountain Preserve

A flock of European Starlings roosting on a tree. I guess that they stay around for the winter.

A flock of European Starlings roosting on a tree at the Sourland Mountain Preserve on a cold winter day. The image was taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 102 mm, f/5.6, 1/2500 sec). (David J Mathre)
A flock of European Starlings roosting on a tree at the Sourland Mountain Preserve on a cold winter day. The image was taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 102 mm, f/5.6, 1/2500 sec). (David J Mathre)

Nine-Years Ago (19-January-2008) — New Jersey

Winter Nature in New Jersey. Sourland Mountain Preserve.

Ducks and Great Blue Heron at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. The ducks usually leave the pond for somewhere more quiet when the Canada Geese show up. I had not seen a Heron here before in the winter.

Great Blue Heron and Mallards. Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 800, 400 mm, f/8, 1/250 sec) (David J Mathre)
Great Blue Heron and Mallards. Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 800, 400 mm, f/8, 1/250 sec) (David J Mathre)