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Entropy trophy

Sagging a bit since it was built late last spring, this oriole’s nest is still hanging in there, helped along by some sturdy cellophane threads. (The same nest when it was occupied.)

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Wicker-work loving cup

Suspended near the end of a branch as if in a hot air balloon basket, at least two Baltimore oriole chicks (perhaps more) were just beginning their world tour from their cup-shaped nest. Both parents were dedicated to their well-being, … Continue reading

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She’s the bird, the bird with the Midas clutch

Probably past the halfway point in basic construction, this female American goldfinch (Spinus tristis) was getting closer to completing her new nursery. The spiny gumball to the right provides a sense of scale for the modest, if temporary, digs.

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Bird’s nest troupe

A few days ago, the barn swallow chicks were still in the nest. Looking more like their parents at this point, at least four were jammed into their ever shrinking hideaway. Today, though, nobody was home.

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Easy to swallow

Tucked under a corner eave of one of the park maintenance buildings, a couple of beaklets open wide for their afternoon treats. As is typical for many in NJ, these Barn swallows (Hirundo rustica) have limited real estate and are … Continue reading

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Osprey de-cor

An Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) was hard at work on this spring-breezy day rebuilding or repairing a large nest on top of one of the old signal towers.

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Coddled cold storage

With another storm on the way, this little ball was leftover from the last go around. It sat snuggly within its prickly nest like a solitary snow egg waiting to hatch.

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