Monday, April 29, 2019,
Here’s a handsome bird I came across in my travels. He stayed still long enough for me to grab these two photographs. Maybe he was waiting for a lady. Then again, maybe he was just hanging around just looking good simply because he could. JK.
Saturday, April 27, 2019,
Two posts back, I shared a pair of photos of a Loon I had encountered in Stony Brook Harbor. Those photos were well received both here and on Facebook. So, here are two more for you to peruse. They are all of the same bird, but what a beauty this bird is. Loons in breeding plumage are truly a sight to behold. JK.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019,
Tuesday, April 23, 2019,
This is a Common Loon in all it’s breeding plumage glory. This is one beautiful bird. Loons often winter here on Long Island before heading north to breed and raise families. Unfortunately, their winter plumage is very plain. It’s not until Spring that they get that black and white checked body and neck or that wonderful green cummerbund on the lower part of the neck. This particular bird is one of the final holdouts left here on the Island. I imagine he’ll be gone by next week or even sooner but in the meantime, it is a real treat to see such a magnificent bird in the harbor. JK