Sunday, June 23, 2019

Turquoise Jay

Wonderful to see them interacting and working on the nest. Its not 100% that they will use it but they sure seem interested!

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Plate-billed Mountain Toucan

A very shy and intelligent bird. They can be skittish even at the feeders but I got lucky to them display and call!

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Spirit Hawk

From internet history this hawk is at least 10 years old. Native people in this area considered it a Spirit Animal. The logic being that since it stood out so much and was so easy to track and kill, that it represented the essence of the animal, almost like an avatar and was not to be hunted or ever fucked with. For me, I had tried to see this bird for the past 5 years (since moving to NJ). Today I found it on a remote foot path on the Rutgers Campus, just after it caught a robin. It was too busy wolfing it down to notice my approach. Spirit Hawk As soon as it was done, it looked directly at me and flew up and away! Spirit Hawk Spirit Hawk