A Yellow Warbler at Avalon

Friday, September 15, 2023,

This is, perhaps, one last Yellow Warbler pic for the year. I have been very lucky with Yellow Warblers this spring and summer. I’m not really sure why, other than to say I found a sweet spot for them. That spot was in one of the upper fields at Avalon Preserve in Stony Brook. These beautiful birds have also found a sweet spot in my heart. For years, Oystercatchers have been my favorite birds to shoot, with Green Herons coming in as a close second. However, these little beauties are catching up, and in a big way.  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.