Tag Archives: fence

Sunset Fence

picket fence sunset
Linking to “Good Fences” at Run-A-Round Ranch.

Vulture Hangout

black vulture on fencepost trio of vulturesThis is THE place to hang out if you’re a black vulture. Linking to Friday’s Fences at Life According to Jan and Jer.

Sunning Tail Feathers

For a bird, a fence makes a great place for sunning your tail feathers after the snow.junco in snowsparrow on fence
Linking to Friday’s Fences at Life According to Jan and Jer.

Our Owl-less Outing Near the Ocean

sand and snow fence

Snow on the beach, but no owls

snowy owl bag

This trash sure looked like a snowy owl from a distance!

seawall fence

Lots of gulls, but no owls

heron on the path

A great blue heron on the path near the cove

sanderlings

A group of sanderlings

After reading all the news articles and blog posts about this year’s snowy owl irruption in coastal northeastern areas of the U.S., we decided it was our turn to see a snowy owl in the wild. So, earlier this week, on a very cold and windy day, we drove to Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreation Area in Highlands, New Jersey, to have a firsthand look. We chose to go to Sandy Hook because snowy owl sightings had been reported there. My eagerness was fanned even more after viewing some of the gorgeous snowy owl photos posted on Flickr by fortunate owl spotters.

Sandy Hook has several different beaches along the Atlantic Ocean for swimming, fishing and nude sunbathing(!), as well as a historic military area, nature/hiking/biking trails and a bay side. Since it was quite frigid, there were very few people at the park. At first, we explored some of the beach areas, then we headed toward Ft. Hancock. After that, we walked along a cove on the bay side. The scenery was beautiful. Unfortunately, we did not see any snowy owls, not even a quick glimpse of one. As a consolation for our owl-less outing, however, there were plenty of entertaining gulls, several great blue herons and a small group of sanderlings running back and forth with the waves.

Linking to “Friday’s Fences” at Life According to Jan and Jer.

Foggy Fence

A foggy day near the Raritan River. Linking to “Friday’s Fences” at Life According to Jan and Jer.fence in the fog foggy bridge

Waiting Motionlessly

heron by fenceAt the corner of the reservoir, in a secluded spot, the hunter (a.k.a. great blue heron) waits motionlessly for a morning meal. Linking to “Friday’s Fences” at Life According to Jan and Jer.

Autumn Color

fence

While taking a walk in the park, I found a little section by a fence that seemed to be bursting with autumn color — from the golden, end-of-day sunlight on the trees, to the carpet of fallen leaves. There was even a bench nearby for someone to sit and contemplate the scene. Linking to “Friday’s Fences” at Life According to Jan and Jer.

Life Along The Wire Fence

This wire fence made a great backdrop for a few photos this week. See other interesting fences at Life According to Jan and Jer.

Wire fence and thistle

Wire fence and thistle

Eastern phoebe sitting spot

Eastern phoebe landing spot

Monarch nearby

A nearby monarch

Fence post

Fence post

Looking through the fence

Looking through the fence

Pretty bee attraction

Yellow flowers attract a bee

Fences Needing TLC

Two fences in disrepair for “Friday’s Fences” at Life According to Jan and Jer.fence summer barn with fence

Simple Fences

Plain and simple beauty

Plain and simple beauty

The fence is simple, but the lions make a bold statement

The fence is simple, but the lions make a bold statement

Linking to “Friday’s Fences” at Life According to Jan and Jer.

Lakeside Sunset

edge of the water fence and skySunset photo from the New York side of Lake Champlain.
Linking to: Friday’s Fences at Life According to Jan and Jer and Skywatch Friday.

Sunny Sunflower

sunflower and fenceSunny sunflower near a garden fence. Linking to Friday’s Fences.