Piping Plover With Breakfast

Sunday, May 28, 2023,

This is a Piping Plover that I spotted between Point Lookout and Nickerson Beach. It’s got some sort of tasty tidbit in its bill. I don’t know what it is, but it appears to have wings. Piping Plovers can be difficult to find, and not just because they are endangered. These little birds blend in so well with their surroundings that they can seem almost invisible till they start moving. Check out the pic below. It’s the same photo as the one above, except that I didn’t crop it as closely. Kind of hard to spot the little, right?  JK



A Moment of Song

Friday, May 19, 2023,

These two photographs were captured in the same second, literally. Yep, digital photography works that fast. Or, rather, it can. Film photography was pretty much just as fast but, with a limited amount of given shots that were always dependent on your film roll, you needed to be much more parsimonious back then. Nowadays, you can get away with being in focus and shooting in “burst mode”. That means, taking a bunch of shots at one time. That’s what happened here.
Anyways, this is a male yellow Warbler singing his song for all of us to hear.