Monday, August 24, 2015

Afternoon at Jamaica Bay

I took a trip to Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge this last weekend for a change of scenery from the East Village.  It's a great place to visit, and I was happy to see some different wildlife.

Swallows zipped around the mudflats...

Swallow

...scooping up insects from the shallow water.

Swallow

Flocks of plovers skittered around the sand...

Plover

Plover

...along with sandpipers.

Sandpiper

Sandpiper

I was lucky to catch this osprey as it sailed past...

Osprey

...before continuing north to join a jumbo jet convoy.


A lone cormorant guards the West Pond...

Cormorant

...while a great egret hunts in the south marsh.

 Great Egret

I'll never get over how stunningly elegant they are in flight.

Great Egret 

See more photos on my Flickr page.