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Welcome to the "May 2015" edition of Shutterblog and this one is "For The Birds" a collection of Jersey Shore Birds .... Enjoy and let me know your favorite.....
I love photography as a hobby and I enjoy sharing my photos, many  from right here at the Jersey Shore. I hope you enjoy taking some time to relax as I share my visions with you ~ Shawn Michaels
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The Great Egret .... One of the most visible birds here at the Jersey Shore! Has a reallly cool look, including the "green eyes" ... who does this birds make-up? lol

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Shawn Michaels, Townsquare Media

Snowy Egret .... It is the American counterpart to the very similar Old World little egret, which has established a foothold in the Bahamas.

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The Great Egret in flight ....

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It's the New Jersey State Bird! The Goldfinch .... The American Goldfinch is also the state bird in Iowa and Washington (Copycats)

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Say hello to the Black-necked Stilt. Another "bird watcher" told me this was a must to photograph because it's a more rare bird to our area. It's cool to learn.. even at 50! lol

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The swans are the largest members of the waterfowl family Anatidae and are among the largest flying birds. I found these two, known as "Mute Swans" moving about the back bay areas of Ocean County.

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Here's a Willet ... The distinctive black and white pattern of the wings is a common sight along many North American coastal beaches.....you can't miss this guy in flight.

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Duck! .... Mallards ...  The male, or drake, is the more distinctively colored of the mallards.

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The ladies taking a swim ....

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The Glossy Ibis seem to be good friends with the Black-necked Stilt!

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As you can see the Glossy Ibis likes the muddy back bay areas along the Jersey Shore.

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The Red Winged Blackbird.

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The male on the left, female on the right ...

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All your life ...You were only waiting for this moment to be free ~ the Beatles (Lennon, McCartney)

 

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a "bird of prey" ... the Osprey ... also known as the "sea hawk" or "fish eagle" and "river hawk" .... loves his seafood! by the way is also the mascot at Stockton University.

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Shawn Michaels, Townsquare Media
Shawn Michaels, Townsquare Media

and finally a few of our most popular shore birds ... please don't feed them ....lol

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Hope you enjoyed .... think my favorite was the Osprey, but let me know your favorite and see you in June!