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Here are some more images from my second visit to the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in NJ on June 24, 2013. It was such a great visit the first time I couldn’t resist going back.

Be sure to visit my Flickr page for full hi-res images.

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

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Red-winged Blackbird

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Forster’s Tern

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Osprey bringing a fish for it’s chicks

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Osprey feeding a fish for it’s chicks

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Osprey feeding a fish for it’s chicks

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Black Skimmer skimming

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Black Skimmer snapping up a very tiny fish

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Barn Swallow

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Barn Swallow

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Wild flowers

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American Avocet with a couple of Laughing Gull friends

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American Avocet with a couple of Laughing Gull friends

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Clapper Rail

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Clapper Rail with a crab showdown. This Rail was walking in the mud when the crab surprised it. The Rail pecked at it a few times and the crab defended itself. In the end, both went their separate ways. Clapper Rails usually eat crabs but this crab was too large for the Rail to handle.

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20 thoughts on “Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Part 2

    • Thanks Jet! Yes, Rails are very secretive birds. I was lucky enough to be there at the right time as it was foraging. I only managed to see them in the open only one other time and it was mom with her two babies. The babies were almost grown though. They were bathing in a little stream near where I took the two shown above. I will post them soon.

  1. awesome photos Terence…I can see why you would want to return to such a wonderful location! Don’t you love it when the birds, in this case the Avocet stand on one leg…makes for a great photo!

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