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A Quick Canon RP Review with Photos
For a new project, it was highly suggested that a full-frame mirrorless camera was required. Here’s a quick Canon RP review with photos.
Harbor Seals in New Jersey – Nine Things to Know
There are seals at the the Jersey Shore. Find out when to see them, plus nine things to know about Harbor Seals in New Jersey.
What It’s Really Like to Live with House Rabbits
Have you ever wondered what it’s REALLY like to living with House Rabbits? Here are ten things to know with Q&A.
11 Tips to Make Your Average Zoo Photos Awesome
Photographing animals at the Zoo can be a great way to practice your skills. Here are 11 tips to make your average Zoo photos awesome.
Red-Tailed Hawk: 11 Fascinating Facts and Photos
Here are 11 fascinating facts and photos about the Red-Tailed Hawk (Buteo Jamaicensis) that you might not know.
Rare Half Male, Half Female Cardinal in PA
Double-take! A rare half-male and half-female Cardinal has been spotted in PA. Find out how this remarkable phenomenon is even possible.
Early Spring Birding: Five Favorite Field Guides
Need help identifying birds? Here are five recommendations of bird Field Guides to help you quickly and accurately ID birds in the field.
Early Spring Birding: Five Favorite Birds
After months of snow on the ground, freezing temps, and frozen icy trails everywhere, these five birds in early Spring are a welcome sight.
Pet Rabbit Photo Bloopers
Photographing your pet rabbit takes patience. You want to capture their personality, but many times, you will end up with bloopers.
The Easiest Way to Get Quality Snowflake Photos
Looking for an easy way to get quality snowflake photos? Check out our choice – Olympus Tough.
Snowy and Short-Earred Owls
Mark Smith visits NY to photograph the Snowy Owl, but even better, captures the Short-Earred Owl at the Shawangunk Grasslands NWR.
The Great Backyard Bird Count is Here – Will it be the Biggest One Ever?
The Great Backyard Bird Count is Here. As more people participate in solo or small group activities, 2021’s event may be the biggest one yet!
A Winter Hike and Wildlife: Looking for Porcupines
A winter hike can be a great experience. Recent snowfall turned a leisurely hike to a more strenuous activity, requiring snowshoes. It was peaceful and easier than ever to see wildlife. There were footprints in the snow. Hawks, Juncos and Chickadees were found in...
Interesting Groundhog Day facts you may not know
So how did this tradition get started? Here are interesting facts about Groundhog Day that you may not have known.
My favorite birder, Leslie the Bird Nerd
Perhaps one of the most impressive birders out there, be sure to check out Leslie the Bird Nerd. She hand-feeds Blue-Jays! She is amazing and stands by her name. Here's one of her latest YouTube videos about the Snowbirds (Juncos).
Edwin B. Forsythe NWR: NJ Bird Photography Paradise
Forsythe is bird photography paradise: Visit any time of year to see and photograph birds at every skill level from the comfort of your car.
What to Photograph in Winter After the Holidays: 19 Ideas
Perhaps one of the most festive times of year has passed. The lights, the colors, the gifts, the ugly sweaters, the special meals, the desserts - you get it. What else is there to photograph during this cold, bleak period before we begin to see the life of spring?...
Wallkill River NWR Wildlife Highlights and Activity Guide
The Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge is a diverse habitat consisting of grasslands, wetlands, a multitude of freshwater ponds, vast fields and upland forests and part of the Appalachian Trail. Established in 1990, it borders nine miles of the Wallkill River in...
Favorite Photos of 2020
Favorite nature and landscape photos of 2020 including small animals, birds, landmarks, waterfalls and morning fog.
Merry Christmas Squirrel with a peanut. Hope you get something that makes you happy! Photo of a cute gray squirrel with a peanut and T-Rex.
Opossum in a Bare Tree and Fun Habitat Facts
Are Opossums good for anything? Find out about their habitat, fun facts, and whether or not they are helpful critters.
Winter Photography: What to Know Before Shooting Snow
Winter weather photography presents extra challenges. Here are 15 tips on what to know before you go shooting snow.
Eight Top Tips for Photographing Christmas Tree Lights
Capture the beauty of the season with eight top tips for photographing Christmas tree lights indoors, outdoors and creatively.
Make a Festive Winter Gnome for less than $5
Make a fun and easy DIY winter outdoor decoration. How to make a festive winter gnome for less than $5 in a short amount of time.
The Barred Owl and the Bald Eagles
Barred Owl Fun Facts:
The Barred Owl (Strix Varia) is one of the larger owl species, relative size is somewhere between a Crow and a Goose.
They have very dark brown eyes; most owls have yellow eyes.
It’s standard call is probably one of the most recognizable, sounding like “Who cooks for you?”.
Five Fun Bird Feeders for Under $25
Attract birds to your backyard by offering tasty treats. Here are five fun bird feeders for under $25. Hang one up today!
Top Ten Thanksgiving Photo Ideas for 2020
There is always something to be thankful for at Thanksgiving. Here are my top ten Thanksgiving photo ideas to help you capture the holiday.
The Great Blue Heron vs. the Vole
What is the difference between a Blue Heron and a Great Blue Heron?
The Blue Heron’s proper name is actually the Little Blue Heron. They are much smaller in size, darker gray overall with a purple-maroon head. Unlike the Great Blue Heron, they do not have a yellow bill or dark plumage and crown.
Bald Eagle activity at Wallkill River NWR
Bald Eagles have been active at the Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge. Here are some photos.
Seven Ways to Help Backyard Birds in the Winter
Winter weather is challenging for bird survival. Here are seven ways on how to help backyard birds in winter.