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I JUST SAW ON THE NEWS TONIGHT, NEW JERSEY HAS A 17 YEAR-OLD OSPREY. I AM GLAD TO SEE THAT THESE BIRDS ARE MAKING A COMEBACK. NANCY


@n566192l Wow! That's awesome. I didn't realize they could live that long. I guess fish is good for you. LOL. Smiley Happy

 

Last night we took a walk along an area of the river that as a lot of former gravel ponds (now reclaimed open space/wildlife habitat) along side. This section of river also sports 3 osprey nests.  There were birds sitting in all three nests and two birds perching on nearby poles (guarding, I think) while another was fishing the ponds. The one that was fishing took some half dozen dramatic high flying swoops toward the water, then came up with a 10" fish. Then it flew all around the other osprey, fish in talons, as if to say: "See what I caught? Yum, yum!"  It finally landed on a pole and ate the fish.

 

There was an osprey nest across the river from my place on the reservation (you know: many, many moons ago). I always enjoyed watching them. Like you, I'm happy to see their numbers increase.

 

 

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I JUST SAW ON THE NEWS TONIGHT, NEW JERSEY HAS A 17 YEAR-OLD OSPREY. I AM GLAD TO SEE THAT THESE BIRDS ARE MAKING A COMEBACK. NANCY

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THANKS EPSTER, I WILL PLAY NANCY DREW WITH THIS BIRD. I AM LEARNING SO MUCH FOR YOU!!!! Nancy

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EPSTER,

THANKS FOR THE VIDEO. I HAVE A QUESTION.... WHICH BIRD IS UP AT 4 am? I live in Eatontown, NJ. OVER THE PAST FEW MORNINGS, I FEEL LIKE I'M AT Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom. I may not be able to see the birds, but I sure can hear them.

 

Hi Nancy @n566192l. Hard to guess what bird is singing in the early morning there.  When we lived in northern California, there was a Western Kingbird that woke hubby up each day at 3:30. It would perch atop a 60' pine and sing non-stop until the sun came up. DH kinda hated that bird. LOL. But I doubt that's the species you are hearing.

 

I looked all over the web for a good collection of New Jersey songbird recordings, but didn't find one. So here's Wikipedia's list of birds in New Jersey. A place to start, maybe (though it is so long I think it would take about forever to figure out which bird from this list). Still, it certainly does show you what an impressive array of birds your state hosts. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_birds_of_New_Jersey

 

And here's a site dedicated to New Jersey birds. You can sign up to receive their free newsletter. http://www.newjerseybirds.com

 

Then I found this Facebook group, New Jersey Birders: https://www.facebook.com/groups/njbirds/about/  Possibly you can ask this group of birders to help you ID your early morning songbird. (My guess is American goldfinch, but that's a wild you-know-what guess. :0))

 

Sorry I can't be more helpful. Have fun with this! Smiley Happy

 

 


 

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@l483260l  Yep; I've seen robin eggs that were a lighter blue, but mostly the ones I've seen are this vibrant almost turquoise blue.

 

I look forward to traveling around in retirement (think RV) so we can see birds from all over. Cardinals are on the list. I was thrilled by them as a child when they'd frequent my grandfather's property in the Arkansas Ozarks. Such beautiful birds!

 

I'm glad you are having fun with the birds local to you. Smiley Happy

 

 

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CARDINALS HERE ALMOST EVERY YEAR- I NAMED THE MALE "BIG DADDY RED"& HAVE DECIDED HIS MATE IS KATHERINE- IN HONOR OF KATHERINE HEPBURN("RED") IN "PHILADELPHIA STORY". THEY SING ALMOST AS BEAUTIFULLY AS THE ROBINS OF "SARGE AND COMPANY".
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THANKS FOR ANSWERING MY QUESTION- THEY ARE REALLY BLUE, AREN'T THEY? ALMOST TURQUOISE.
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EPSTER,

THANKS FOR THE VIDEO. I HAVE A QUESTION.... WHICH BIRD IS UP AT 4 am? I live in Eatontown, NJ. OVER THE PAST FEW MORNINGS, I FEEL LIKE I'M AT Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom. I may not be able to see the birds, but I sure can hear them.

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@n566192l  Nancy, I found a video of a northern cardinal family on the nest. The parents are both tending the young.  Thought you'd enjoy it. Smiley Happy

 

 

 

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@l483260lwrote:
THANKS FOR SHARING THE VIDEO- I LEARNED MORE. QUESTION IS ARE ROBIN'S EGGS REALLY(ROBIN EGG) BLUE? IF ROBINS GET "DRUNK ON JUNIPER BERRIES, THEN MY ROBIN IS IN GOOD COMPANY, CAUSE SHE LIKED HER BEERS!

@l483260l LOL! That's great about hte beer. Smiley Happy

 

Here's a video of a mother robin tending her hatching young. Enjoy.

 

 

 

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