Birders and a few fisherman are usually the only people around Higbee beach that early in the morning, but Sunday was a bit unusual. There were trucks and workmen and boats and ATVs in the parking lot when we arrived. It seems like some old guy drove his boat into the Cape May canal jetty on Friday night and sunk it. The workmen were there trying to figure out how to get it towed. This guy didn't miss by a little bit. He missed by alot! Look where he hit the jetty. The beach is just out of the picture at the bottom of the frame.
|Boat Wreck - Cape May Canal Jetty|
Back in the fields, we just stood there looking up watching birds fly overhead. Some of them landed but most kept flying. Here are a few photos of the birds that landed. Unfortunately, it is really hard to capture the flight in photos or even video. It is just too expansive to document. You'll have to experience it for yourself sometime.
Here are 2 birds that look the same from a distance, but are quite different species. The first bird is Blue Grosbeak (notice the big beak). The second bird is Indigo Bunting. Both birds are bright blue in spring/ summer and dull tan/brown in fall/winter.
Finally, here are another pair of birds that look similar. Mocking bird is first and Brown Thrasher second. This is probably one of the best photos I have of Mockingbird. Even though they are common birds, they are still fun to photograph. The Thrasher photo was a coup for me. They are usually hidden behind bushes and branches making it difficult to get a decent photo. Neither of these photos are barely cropped. Both birds popped up pretty close and posed nicely.