The Novice Bird

Welcome to the Novice Bird. I live in the great state of New Jersey in the United States. To be more exact I live in Ocean County near the bay. The birds and photos featured here will be only birds I have seen. If I feature a photo that I did not take I will do my best to credit the source. I am an amateur birder and I use the pictures to help me ID so I wouldn't even call my self an amateur photograher. I just look forward to watching my sightings list grow.

I welcome questions or corrections on any birds I id, just please be kind, I am here to learn and share.
Thanks, The Novice Bird


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Juvenile Red-Tailed Hawk

4-18-14

Edwin B. Forsythe Wildlife Refuge, Galloway, NJ

Bonaparte’s Gulls mixed in with some Laughing Gulls

4-15-14

Toms River, NJ

Great Egret

4-15-14

Bayville, NJ

Snowy Egret strutting his stuff
4-15-14
Bayville, NJ

Snowy Egret strutting his stuff

4-15-14

Bayville, NJ

Rock Pigeons, Pied Plumage
4-15-14
Toms River, NJ

Rock Pigeons, Pied Plumage

4-15-14

Toms River, NJ

House FInch

House FInch

Forster’s Tern

Forster’s Tern


Enos Pond, Lacey, NJ

4-11-14

I saw 7 red fox today at Island Beach. People feed them all the time so they do not have a lot of fear of humans and they will come really close. Please do not feed the wildlife..

I saw 7 red fox today at Island Beach. People feed them all the time so they do not have a lot of fear of humans and they will come really close. Please do not feed the wildlife..

Eastern Phoebe

Island Beach State Park, NJ

4-5-14

Black Bellied Plover

Barnegat Light State Park

Greater Yellowlegs

Bayville, NJ

3-31-14

More of the long tailed ducks from Barnegat Light

3-27-14

Common Loon

Barnegat Light State Park

3-27-14