Monthly Archives: February 2014

Coot coterie

Don’t know if this American coot (Fulica americana) is old or not, but at least he seems to have a nice goosey friend. Advertisements

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Static waveform

A brittle top layer of ice was chiseled with ripples and curls like a wave frozen in a Hokusai woodblock image.

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Twin Beaks

I think these two synchronized swimmers are male (non-breeding) Ruddy ducks (Oxyura jamaicensis). Small & cute, and with tails at attention, they were paddling around the western end of Lake Takanassee in Long Branch.

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Woodland fairy folklore

This colorfully ringed and slightly wavy fungal form suggests the skirt of a Mexican folkloric costume caught in mid-spin. A lemony green patch of what may be bracket or shelf fungus, it was one of the brighter spots in an … Continue reading

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Pointing the way to Spring

A small ‘V’ of Canada geese (Branta canadensis) shot by over the park, heading north. True or not, it’s nice to think that they’re on their way home because warmer weather is coming.

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Forest fire & ice

Part of the frozen wooded wetland area seemed to be lit from below by small fires set by the fading sun.

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Twiggy

With fewer and fewer tender options available lately, the park deer make do by dining on woodier options such as twigs and vines. Still, this one does seem to be happy with the meal. (Earlier posts about white-tailed deer in … Continue reading

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