Nickerson Terns

We went to Nickerson Beach on a one of the barrier Islands of Long Island, New York last week to see the nesting shore birds. This post is of the terns and their chicks. More to follow…

Ward Pound Ridge

Second post for June 4 trip covering other flora and fauna.

Chincoteague 6

On the last day I got up before dawn and went down the road to look for the clapper rail we kept hearing. I found it and a lovely sunrise too.

Chincoteague 5

We covered a more of the Chincoteague NWR and the little Island Nature Trail – Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce with other members of the NY Littoral Society. What made the whole trip so rewarding was the expertise of some of the participants and all the keen eyes and minds. In addition to what I learned during the trip I used my memory, books, and iNaturalist to ID these.

Chincoteague 4

I went out to photograph the sunrise alone. After breakfast our group from the Littoral​ Society ( went for a boat ride with a very knowledgeable young local. We had lunch in town. After lunch we went to Chincoteague NWR.

Bombay Hook

On our way to and from Chincoteague we stopped at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge | U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service ( in Delaware. The drive through is excellent. The place was full of migrating shorebirds. The first thing I saw was a Virginia Quail on the road. Then a frog by the car at our first stop. The pictures aren’t great but they show a couple of the best birds.


A trip with the Linnaean Society of NY to Doodletown, near Bear Mountain, Rockland, New York. Fascinating place: Doodletown, New York – Wikipedia

I have this book on the houses Doodletown: Hiking through history in a vanished hamlet on the Hudson by Elizabeth Stalter – 1996-06-07 (

Central Park Wildlife in April

Photographed on a Tuesday morning trip to Central Park with the Linnaean Society of NY. I didn’t have time to compose my shots.