Saturday, December 31, 2011

Avalon Seawall

Today was another awesome day here in NJ. The temperatures was 60 degrees with winds about 8-10 MPH so I decided I'd go up to the Avalon Seawall to see if the King Eider was still around. I had no luck in seeing it as it just didn't seem to be around. I'll try again tomorrow or next week. But I did have good looks at both Red-throated Loons and Common Loons, some Purple Sandpipers and Ruddy Turnstones along the 7th Street Jetty.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Cox Hall Creek & Villas

Hawk (Left) seen at Cox Hall Creek WMA

One of 2 Great Blue Herons seen in the Villas.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Hooded Mergansers hanging out at Lake Champlain

Male Hooded Merganser with hood up.
>First winter Male Hooded Merganser

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Embroidered and pieced wallhanging made by me for my home.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Needlepoint Christmas Stockings

Needlepoint Christmas stockings I made for my sister, Leslie and her children, Lisa and Ed.

Neeedlepoint Christmas stockings I made for my husband, Russ, my Mom, Jeanne and my Dad, Cliff. They are gone from my life but not from my heart.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Stockings for DE Team

At work I am working in the Diabetes Center in addition to working on a medical floor. This past year due to a work realated injury I actually spent 2/3 of my working time with them so about 2 weeks ago I decided to make patchwork stockings for each of them. Here the stockings hung along the "brick fireplace" made by our secretary, Flo. I embroidered the names with my Bernina 200 and pieced the stockings repeating 4 patterns I designed for a total of 9 stockings.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Second anniversary of my start in birding!

The bird that interested me in birding was the juvenile Ivory Gull that came to Cape May in late November 2009. The gull stayed for about 10 days. This gull normally winters up by the edge of the Arctic on ice cap.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

more birds from CHCWMA

Carolina Wren
House Finch Feeding on berries.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Cox Hall Creek - Woodpeckers

Woodpeckers have been all around Cox Hall Creek Wildlife Management Area this fall. I have seen Flickers, Red-bellied, Downey and Red-headed Woodpeckers. I didn't know that Downey Woodpeckers would peck away the the cattails in at the edges of the pond.

Juvenile Red-headed Woodpecker