Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

wks

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Feb 12, 2021
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I have arrived at Stirling New Jersey.

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I am now walking to the park.

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Stirling New Jersey scene.

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Heading to the park.

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One of the trails at the park.

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Easy to walk on.

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Even grades are comfortable.

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I saw different birds. Egrets and eagles and hawks.

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I startled them so they flew too fast for photography.

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Resting now before my 4 mile walk back to the train station.
More photos later. Uploading videos to my YouTube channel.

I am still on the train going back to New York City.
And eventually Queens New York.
I think my total mileage was over 11 miles today.
Very enjoyable day and experience.
I even traveled the entire Gladstone Branch line.
I am uploading some photos to add to this thread.
 
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The Wick

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Next time walk down the road a little further to the Raptor Trust. They rehabilitate injured birds of prey. As they always try to release birds when they can, the animals on exhibit always change. I especially love seeing all the different owls and the golden eagles. You never realize how big these birds are until you see them up close. It is free to enter, but they ask for a donation.
 
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wks

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Feb 12, 2021
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I saw the signage to the Raptor Trust.
I was behind schedule so I went to the trails.
In Autumn I will check that out. Thanks.
More photos from Thursday.

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Scenic road toward the refuge.

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No turtles seen today. I waited seven minutes.

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Getting closer.

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Gateway to paradise.

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Some swamp water seen.

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Scenic view at the end of a trail.

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Many curves.

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And straights.

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Heading back to Stirling station.

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Vintage vehicle.

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Took a ride to the end of the line.

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And the ride home to Hoboken and New York.
Very enjoyable day from the concrete jungle to the Oasis and back.
 
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wks

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Feb 12, 2021
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Another trip to the area on my off day. The Raptor Trust Center is currently closed.
Open for bird rescues and limited reservations.

Other places to photograph nearby in beautiful New Jersey.
Twelve miles from the Swamp and Raptor Center.

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Few pine trees in Millington New Jersey.

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Alpacas near Gladstone New Jersey.

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Lime kiln in Gladstone New Jersey.

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Signage describing the history of the kiln.

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Tranquil creek at Natirar Park near Far Hills New Jersey.
 
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manumuskin

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Me and the wife love Great swamp.She loves boardwalks and I love to jump off of them and wander around the swamp potentially damaging the entire ecosysytem.Some things just can't be experienced from a boardwalk.
 
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