---Hadas' Edible Plants---

  New Jersey

 

Sandy Hook and above, below & beyond

 

 

 

"I've been a lot of places
Seen pictures of the rest
But of all the places I can think of
I like Jersey best".

                                    John Pizzarelli

 

           

Office Christmas Party Aftermath, May 1 2011

 

 

2012

Cape May, turn of the Year 2012-2013
 
 
Manhattan, Dec 28 2012
Beatrix Potter. The Picture Letters; The Morgan Library & Museum
 
 
 
NY Central Park Zoo: best eider collection ever ...
 
 
 
Spectacled Eider
 
 
Scaly-sided Merganser:  One of the rarest duck's there is. 
The NY Central Park maintains a captive a breeding program , we saw 8 of them there.   
 
Baer's Pochard: another rare duck 
 
 
 
 
 
Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue: High Altar and Reredos
 
 
Christmas Day 2012 walk at Lord Stirling 
Boondocks Boardwalk
 
Pileated Woodpecker
First Post-Sandy trip to the (North) coast, Dec.23-2012 
Beaten by seasonal work, Santa takes a moment to (successfully) look for Dovekies: 
Fröhliche Weihnachten!
 (photo by Hadas Parag)
 
 
And she shall return from the sea: the Spawn of Sandy
 
Point Pleasant Beach boardwalk
 
Ex Waffle place at Manasquam Inlet
 
Bagworm Moth  (Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis) on arborvitae. 
We saw hundreds of those cocoon sacks on hedge at Pleasant Point Beach  
 
Congress Hall in Asbury Park
Congress Hall, detail (photo by Hadas Parag)
 
Tillie (replica of WB tribute), photo by Hadas Parag
 
Common Loon at Asbury Park
Hooded Merganser  at Asbury Park
Hurricane Sandy damage at Long Branch (Pullman Ave)
 
Bayonne, Dec22, 2012
Jersey there!
 
A study of Great Cormorants at the Bayonne Ocean Terminal
 
 
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Great Swamp, Nov 11, 2012

 

Lake Mohawk, Sussex County - Oct.21, 2012

 

Garter Snake - Andover, Sussex Branch Trail - Oct. 21, 2012

 

 

Aaron the Heron, Mindowaskin Park - Westfield - Oct. 10, 2012

 

 

Cape May - Oct. 3 and 4, 2012

 

Cape May Point State Park (view from South Cape May Meadows)

 

Lark Sparrow at Cape May Point SP

 

Ghost Crab (Ocypode quadrata) - South Cape May Meadows)

 

 

Palm Warbler - South Cape May Meadows)

 

 American Redstart - South Cape May Meadows

 

 

Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) -  South Cape May Meadows

 

 South Cape May Meadows

 

 

 

 Great Egret - South Cape May Meadows

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eastern Phoebe - Cape May Point

 

Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia) - Cape May Point

 

Fish Crow - Cape May Sunset Beach

 

Cape May Point

 

Libinia emarginata, the portly spider crab, common spider crab or nine-spined spider crab

 

 

 

    Lesser Black-backed Gull  (sub?-adult winter lumage - 3rd cycle?)

    Lesser Black-backed Gull (not a Yellow-legged ???, adult breeding)

 

Common Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) Cape May Point

note the spider crab on the dorsal fin!

 

 

 

Brigantine - Oct. 2, 2012

 

 

 

 

Clapper Rail

 

 

American Bittern

 

 

 

Westfield market, Sept. 8, 2012

 

 

 

Island Beach State Park, April 8 (Easter Sunday) 2012

 

 

Barnegat Inlet

 

                Gull trouble: Great Black-backed Gull, (Smithsonian) Herring Gull, Laughing Gull

 

 

Fish Crow

 

Blister Beetle: Tricrania sanguinipennis

 

 

Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)

 

   Shadbush serviceberry  (Amelanchier candensis)

 

            Webb's Mill Bog  board walk in the Pine Barrens: Golden Club (Orontium aquaticum)

 

 

Branch Brook Park, Newark, April 1 2012

 

 

 

 

 

One of the frozen yoghurt stores in Westfield

 

Secaucus, Hackensack River, March 16, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spruce Run Reservoir, March 11, 2012

 

 

Iceland Gull (adult Kumlien form) - winter is not over yet,

also of note were 190 Lesser Black-backed Gulls (4 of which are on this photo)

 

Sandy Hook, January 29, 2012

 

 

Peregrine Falcon and the growing One World Trade Center (aka Freedom Tower).

The tower is at its 90th floor (with 14 more to go) and the bird has a green band on its left leg.

 

I am not an expert, but I think this a New Jersey Power Ranger. I did not know that these agile, yet diminutive creatures can take out the top-gull of our coast (Great Black-backed Gull, I  have some expertise on those). 

 

 

 

Barnegat Light, January 24, 2012

 

 

 

Harlequin Duck - most incredibly colored duck there is.  A  group of these ducks winters (up to 30-40) at the jetty of Barnegat Inlet for at least 20 years. Funny that this relatively small, man-made rocky intertidal area became such a favorite for them. All the better for us, as this area is most likely the best place to enjoy them close-up. 

 

 

 

 

The (sometimes) treacherous jetty, winter home to a lot of confiding rock birds.

 

Purple Sandpiper - another coastal rock lover

 

more of those over-colored drakes ... with modest, disinterested duck

 

Red  Knot: rare in winter along the NJ coast

 

Dunlins

 

 

Would you call this beast a Common Loon or rather a Great Northern Diver?

 

I took this picture of an up-ended lawn chair at last light in the salt marshes of

Manahawkin WMA near the (burned) Bridge-to-Nowhere.

Note the Short-eared Owl as well!

 

 

 

 
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