A Yellow Warbler at Avalon

Friday, September 15, 2023,

This is, perhaps, one last Yellow Warbler pic for the year. I have been very lucky with Yellow Warblers this spring and summer. I’m not really sure why, other than to say I found a sweet spot for them. That spot was in one of the upper fields at Avalon Preserve in Stony Brook. These beautiful birds have also found a sweet spot in my heart. For years, Oystercatchers have been my favorite birds to shoot, with Green Herons coming in as a close second. However, these little beauties are catching up, and in a big way.  JK.



A Juvenile Osprey at Lido Beach

Wednesday, September 6, 2023,

This is a juvenile Osprey stretching his wings and striking poses. I came across this youngster at the Lido Beach Passive Nature Area in Lido Beach.

He, or she, is only newly fledged, and is quite new to this whole flying thing. Also, being a youngster, it needs to work on looking “cool”. We’ve all been there. This young one is just working on its “moves”. Again, we’ve all been there. How many of you remember Jordache jeans? How many of you are cringing at that memory?  🙂 I, myself, am embarrassed that I remembered how to spell Jordache.