Sunrise on different days in different parts of New York City. Central Park. Almost like a dream in the heart of the City. Why, yes! It is the men’s room in Central Park. Picturesque at sunrise though otherwise avoidable. The Empire State Building presides over a canyon of high-rises.
This Willet (Tringa semipalmata) looks like it is about to inundated by an incoming wave but, through some quick moves on the Willet’s part, it escaped with nary a wet feather on the beach at the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge. After its narrow escape with the wave, the Willet took some much needed “me time” to preen its feathers. The Sanderlings (Calidris alba) seem to have adopted the Willets as their de facto leader as they took wing and […]
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Images from dawn to dusk starting with the monthly bird count at the Indian River Club with Joe Carroll and Roz James, which began with a glorious sunrise. The family of Florida Scrub-Jays is doing well including their sporadic trap training for the eventful day when they will receive their leg bands. Here one of the Jays retrieves a peanut from a mock cage. A real cage will be substituted when it comes time to catch and band the birds. […]
Here are a few photos from a Sunday visit to the beach starting with sunrise through the sea oats just south of Sebastian Inlet State Park. Fresh tracks in the sand reveal overnight a Loggerhead Turtle came out of the ocean to build a nest up by the dunes and then went back into ocean. Researchers use stakes and orange tape to mark off a sampling of sea turtle nests on the beach at Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge. Boaters […]
I am not one to get out of bed early unless there is good reason, but some days just going out really early without a plan can reap all sorts of rewards. This shot of sunrise over a foggy pasture at Treasure Hammock Ranch turned out to be a real golden payoff for not ignoring the alarm clock.