|Spring in Holmdel Park in New Jersey
The weeping cherry trees around the Lower Pond in Holmdel Park in New Jersey are in full bloom in Spring.
Many people come here in Spring to enjoy the beautiful cherry blossom.
Mallard Ducks 總是雙雙對對的，水波隨風靜靜擺盪，一對鴨子嘻游滑行，遊入詩中的
A pair of mallards in the Lower Pond
Zoom in for a closer view of the colorful male mallard
Some people were fishing on the Lower Pond
Several fishing birds, cormorant (鸕鶿, 也叫 水老鸦, 黑魚郎、魚老鴉), were busily swimming and diving in
the Lower Pond to catch fish. (善潜水捕鱼)
Beautiful bright yellow forsythia is also in full bloom
A cormorant rose up to flap its wings
After emerging from a dive in the Lower Pond, this cormorant caught a big fish which appeared to be too big
for the cormorant to swallow.
The cormorant was struggling with this big fish for about 10 to 15 minutes trying various positions to swallow
the big fish as shown in this series of action photos.
After about 15 minutes of struggling, either the big fish escaped or the cormorant gave up.
Then, the cormorant dived again and caught a smaller fish that it could swallow
A Guinea Hen in Longstreet Farm in Holmdel Park
Many children enjoy watching various farm animals in the Longstreet Farm in Holmdel Park
Location: Holmdel Park is at the intersection of Longstreet Road and Roberts Road in Holmdel, New Jersey.
The entrance gate is from Longstreet Road.
Direction to Holmdel Park:
From Garden State Parkway:
1. Take Garden State Parkway (South) and take Exit # 114 for Holmdel
2. At the end of Exit Ramp turn right into Red Hill Road (South) and go south for about 0.4 miles
3. At corner of traffic light, turn right into Crawfords Corner Road (northwest)
4. Go northwest for about 1 mile, at second traffic light turn left into Longstreet Road (south)
5. Go south on Longstreet Road for about 0.5 mile, the entrance gate for Holmdel Park in on right side
From Highway 34:
1. Go south on Highway 34 into Holmdel
2. In Holmdel, turn left into Roberts Road (northeast)
3. Go northeast on Roberts Road for about 0.5 mile
4. At intersection of Roberts Road and Longstreet Road, turn left into Longstreet Road (north)
5. In about 300 feet, the entrance gate of Holmdel Park in on left side
Map: Click here to see Google Map showing location of Holmdel Park
Map: Click here to see detailed Park Map of Holmdel Park
More photos of an osprey in action catching fish on this pond in late April, 2009 are in Part 2 at the following
I do not know if the osprey that I saw in 2011 is the same as that I saw in 2009 or not.
Zoom in for a closer view of the two cormorants with beautiful blue eyes.
Look at the sideburns of the cormorant.
One of several large yellow colored carps in addition to many other smaller fish in the Lower Pond in
In addition to the fishing birds, cormorant, a fish hawk (魚鷹 ), osprey (鹗), also show up above the Lower
Pond in Holmdel Park on the afternoon of April 14, 2011 to look for fish to catch as shown in these 3 photos.
I guess that this cormorant probably is trying to dry its wings by keeping the two wings open and extended
above water in such posture.
Several turtles were on the tree trunk basking in the sun.
Two of many robins in Holmdel Park.
On April 14, 2011, I came to Holmdel Park in late afternoon for hiking exercise. It was a nice sunny spring
day with blue sky. So, I came with my camera to take pictures in the beautiful Holmdel Park in the spring
time. By about 4 to 5 PM, the moon also show up in the blue sky. My compact super-zoom camera can zoom
in to show some features on the moon surface.
The weight of this fish lowered the body of the cormorant such that its back was almost flat with water surface
麗， 最富詩情畫意與神思遐想，夢幻人間仙境， 像不像一張明信
I have also taken panoramic photos of blooming cherry blossom in Holmdel Park (in 2011) in New Jersey. I
have merged two sets of such adjacent photos into two panoramic views and uploaded them to my new web
Please access this new web page, scroll horizontally to enjoy the panoramic view of the beautiful flowers and
scroll down to see two panoramic views from Holmdel Park.
Or is this the spring courtship posture of cormorant?
More views of the yellow carps in the Lower Pond.
One of many other fish in addition to the yellow carps in the pond.
One of many red wing black birds in Holmdel Park.
Bench in the park under the cherry bloom overlooking the pond. Walkway in the park under the
blooming cherry tree.
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Zoom in for a close up view of another variety of Cherry Blossom in Holmdel Park on April 9, 2013.
Zoom in for close up view of yet another variety of Cherry Blossom in Holmdel Park on April 11, 2013.
Some more cherry blossom in Holmdel Park blooming along Longstreet Road on April 11, 2013.
湖畔櫻花盛開， 倒映在平靜的湖面上，繽紛浪漫， 如詩如畫。
Lovely view with reflection on April 14, 2013.
Zoom in for a close up view of cherry blossom in Holmdel Park on April 14, 2013.
Another close up view of cherry blossom in Holmdel Park on April 14, 2013.
A green heron fishing at the edge of the upper pond in Holmdel Park. The green heron usually stands quietly
and almost motionless for long time at the edge of a pond, their head and long neck pulled in tight against their
body waiting for a fish to come within its striking range.
When they spot a fish, their long neck can dart out quickly to stab its prey with the long, sharp pointed bill.
They are one of the few smart tool-using birds. They are often seen dropping small debris, like bugs, feathers
or bread crumbs as a form of bait to attract fish to come within their striking range.
When the green heron gets startled or alarmed, its hair stands up.
When extended, the neck of green heron is quite long. This enables green heron to strike out quickly to catch a
This tree in Holmdel Park looks yelloe-green on April 17, 2016.
But the yellow- green stuff on the tree are not leaves, but are yellow-green flowers.