Category Archives: Photograph

The Peconic River in Late Winter

When I returned to my favorite spot on the Peconic River. I was hoping that spring would be arriving, but instead winter was making a last cloudy, foggy gasp. Below is a thumbnail. For a larger image click on this … Continue reading

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Jamaica Bay Take-offs

Here are a few flight shots of the thousands of waterfowl on the West Pond at the Jamaica Bay National Wildlife Refuge yesterday. They are: red-breasted mergansers; mute swans; and scaup (I couldn’t tell the species from this distance).

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Buffleheads Land; Mergansers Take Off

With a wind-chill of 5 degrees, I began to wonder if sitting by an arm of the Cedar Beach Lagoon at 7 AM made any sense. (Thanks for the hand and toe warmers, Pam!) But when the action finally got … Continue reading

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Harlequins

It always seemed to me that given their gaudy colors, the birds called “wood ducks” should have been called “harlequin ducks”. On the other hand, I supposes that the ducks shown below probably wouldn’t want to be called “wood ducks.” … Continue reading

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Snowy Owl

There were reports of a snowy owl at Jones Beach on the south shore of Long Island. I went into the cold and wind, expecting to get nothing because all prior expeditions have been fruitless. The fates (or maybe just … Continue reading

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Florida Hawks

While in Florida a few weeks ago I got these flight shots. The first is of a Cooper’s hawk at Green Cay. The second and third are of a red-shouldered hawk at the Loxahatchee National Wild Life Reserve.

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Buffleheads

6:30 AM. Sunrise at 7:00 AM. 31 degrees. Dressed in layers. Visions of the Pillsbury Doughboy or the Michelin Man. Ducks seem to scare easily so I figure if I get out while it is still dark, I might not … Continue reading

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