Cryptic Chick

Tuesday, September 11, 2018,

Check out at how well this young Wild Turkey blends into the background. Full grown Turkeys don’t have many natural predators here on Long Island but their chicks, which are also known as poults, need to keep out of sight and off the menu. A fox or even one of the larger hawks could easily make a meal out of a young Turkey. I imagine that’s the reason that poults don’t dress as flashily as their fathers. JK

The Little Guy That Closes Beaches

Monday, July 14, 2008

This post is way overdue. These are pics of Piping Plovers. I’ve been seeing the adults since the start of May and their eggs began hatching at least a month ago. I’ll post some shots of the young ones later this week. In the photo below you can get an idea of how their coloration helps to camouflage them on sandy beaches. JK