This past Saturday it was a perfect "Spring" day here in the Garden State! Sunshine and temps in the 70's, a beautiful day to get out for a hike and a day of "wildlife watching". I decided to go to the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Reserve in Oceanville (Atlantic County) a great place to hike and observe all kinds of wildlife.

Shawn Michaels

There was lots of birds out and about as the Spring migration continues here at the Jersey Shore. One of my highlights was catching a view of an American Bittern. The Bittern is a very shy bird and I didn't even know he was their til he popped out and took off, luckily I was able to grab a quick shot and add him to my list. Some other firsts for me were the American Coot and the Northern Shovelers.

Some other highlights included several turtles who were out for a morning hike as well and horseshoe crabs (below) and some flowers, yes color finally!

Shawn Michaels

If you are looking for a great place to hike, get outdoors and do some photography then I highly suggest a trip to the Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Reserve

Check out my "Shutterblog" with photos from my adventure.