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With the spring migration season in full swing, I decided to head back out to the Barnegat Lighthouse State Park on May 14, 2013 to see what new birds arrived. I also wanted to get more familiar with the new camera and lens.

This time I actually started on the bay side first then worked my way to the trail. The usual winter residents were at the bay getting in some sun and fun with a few Ruddy Turnstones doing some yoga on the jetty.

By the trail, I managed to find a few new migrants such as, a female Black-throated Blue Warbler, A male and female Eastern Towhee and a Great-crested Flycatcher. Some year round residents were also in the trail like the House Finches and one in particular that was posing proudly for me. it was like he knew he was being photographed.

Don’t forget to visit my Flickr page for some high resolution wildlife images.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/39797696@N00/

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Ruddy Turnstone breeding plumage

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Sanderling breeding plumage

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Ruddy Turnstone doing yoga

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Ruddy Turnstone doing yoga

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Double-crested Cormorant

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Brant

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Brant

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Double-crested Cormorant catching some rays

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Great-crested Flycatcher

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Eastern Towhee, male

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Eastern Towhee, female

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Black-throated Blue Warbler, female

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Black-throated Blue Warbler, female

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Eastern Towhee, male

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Eastern Towhee, male

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House Finch, male

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House Finch, male

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House Finch, male

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Brown Thrasher

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House Finch, male

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26 thoughts on “More Spring Migrants

    • Hi Noir, they mostly hang out on the ground but you can sometimes see them in trees. Most of the time when I see an Eastern Towhee on the ground a Brown Thrasher isn’t too far behind.

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