The air traffic over Lake Hopatcong in Jefferson Township can be quite busy. Not only is the lake a landmark for frequent fliers out of Newark Liberty Airport to spot when traveling west or as a welcome home descending into Newark, it is home to a wide variety of water based birds. The more soothing and majestic overhead traffic comes from beating wings. The skies are endlessly filled with darting, gliding, and soring birds of all kinds.

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Anthony Lawson is a New Jersey Press Association multiple award-winning photographer. He has been actively capturing the spirit of Jefferson Township for over a decade; first in the “AIM Jefferson” and now in “The Jefferson Chronicle”. A 25 year resident of the township, he has a four-decade long photography career which included event photography, landscape art, and most recently photo journalism.