An American Robin

Sunday, May 29, 2022,

This isĀ  an American Robin that I managed to capture a photo at Frank Melville Park in Setauket. Yes, I am fully aware that we all have them in our yards for a good part of the year, but our intrepid photographer, (me), doesn’t get out much these days. Instead, let me draw your attention to this male’s vibrant red chest feathers. He’s a handsome bird, no?



A Hermit Thrush at Morton Refuge

Friday, May 6, 2022,

This is a Hermit Thrush that I was lucky enough to find at the Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge in Sag Harbor. This is not a recent pic. In fact, I took this photo back in February, on the same day as I captured the Fox Sparrow in the previous post. This is the bird I was searching for when I chanced upon the Fox Sparrow. JK


A Fox Sparrow at Morton

Saturday, February 26, 2022,

This is a Fox Sparrow that I encountered at Morton Refuge in Sag Harbor. This bird was truly a lucky find, as I was actively trying to find another bird that was also a lucky find, if that makes any sense. I had been walking in the refuge with a friend of mine when I had spotted a Hermit Thrush. The Thrush was very shy, darting amongst the foliage. While I was searching and shooting, I spied this little fellow in the underbrush. I just saw the red-rust color and starting taking pics. I didn’t know what I was shooting at, nor did I even think I’d captured anything usable till I got home and saw these pics. Sometimes, you just have to take the shot and hope for the best. JK