Monday, April 30, 2018,
Friday, April 27, 2018,
This is a pair of pics of a House Sparrow. These birds were introduced to North America in the 1800’s and can now be found everywhere in the continental United States. They can also be found in parts of almost every continent including Australia. This bird gets around. It is probably the most widely distributed wild bird in the world. JK.
Friday, April 20, 2018,
These are Mr. and Mrs. Wigeon out for a tour of the pond. I was lucky enough to catch them on a fairly windless day so I was able to get some decent reflections. I took these pics at Frank Melville Park in Setauket. As I have no doubt said in other posts, this is a terrific place to view wildlife.
I had been under the impression that these guys would be leaving soon for more northerly climes. When I mentioned this during a recent walk with the Four Harbors Audubon Society, my friend Luci told me that more and more of our ‘winter ducks’, including Gadwalls and Wigeons, have been staying and nesting right here on Long Island.The term ‘winter ducks’ refers to the several species of ducks that fly south to our shores for our comparatively milder winters. I like the idea of having a greater variety of ducks here year round. Maybe I’ll have more opportunities to get shots like these. JK