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


Juvenile Oystercatcher at Nickerson Beach

Monday, November 29, 2021,

This is a juvenile Oystercatcher I photographed at Nickerson Beach about two months ago. As you can see, the coloration in its bill, not to mention its eye and eye ring, haven’t really kicked in. However, even at this age, an Oystercatcher is still a striking bird.  JK