Cryptic Chick

Tuesday, September 11, 2018,

Check out at how well this young Wild Turkey blends into the background. Full grown Turkeys don’t have many natural predators here on Long Island but their chicks, which are also known as poults, need to keep out of sight and off the menu. A fox or even one of the larger hawks could easily make a meal out of a young Turkey. I imagine that’s the reason that poults don’t dress as flashily as their fathers. JK

Fisheye

Thursday, September 6, 2018,

I have a camera lens called a fisheye. This is not it. This is a Snowy Egret that was fishing on the creek side of the bridge near the mill at Frank Melville Park. He’s just caught a fish and is in the process of getting a slap in the face for his trouble. Not to worry, he didn’t even bat an eye – well, actually, maybe he did – before readjusting his catch and swallowing it whole. JK