Not entirely. While the title might suggest that these wonderful birds are right in the backyard of my house, it is a little misleading. I started bird watching back in January of 2013 and didn’t know too much about where to go to see many of the different types of birds so I usually just went to one area which was the Barnegat Bay Lighthouse State Park. The lighthouse was approximately 1/2 hour from my house and while not a bad drive, wasn’t always possible.
Lo and behold, maybe five minutes from my house was a wildlife refuge right along the Barnegat Bay which wasn’t anything like the lighthouse but has it’s share of birds which differ from the usual ones I saw at the lighthouse. I was informed by a local resident whom I met at the lighthouse that this little area not too far from where I live was another option for viewing birds up close. This little area happens to be her front and backyards.
After visiting the area I made it a regular stop on my bird watching routes. My first visit was way back on April 16, 2013 and some pictures are posted below. I am so glad the local resident told me about this area and we have become very good friends and bird watching buddies since. With the refuge being so close to my house, I considered it my backyard 🙂
I have since moved away but still visit when I get the chance.
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