By Mike Busch

The Long Island Wildlife Photography group was out in force this week capturing more fantastic images with some fantastic Autumn backgrounds.  A perfect example is this week’s cover shot of a  Cooper’s Hawk by Lisa Glass Fiebert.   With some big help from Jim Botta we have put together 8 pages of images and a few videos of a diverse collection of local wildlife.

Now that November is here, we are getting into a great time of year for birding.  Long Island is a winter destination for a wide variety of ducks including the Northern Shoveler, Long Tailed Ducks, Hooded Mergansers, Red Breasted Mergansers, Buffleheads, Common Mergansers, Canvasbacks, and huge rafts of Greater Scaup on the bays.  Now that most of the leaves have dropped, it is also much easier to find birds sitting in the trees.

If you have a few minutes, try to check out all 8 pages with a few more great videos from Natalie Ann on the last page!

Belted Kingfisher – Dan Fiore

Black Skimmer – Nancy Viscardi-Ricigliano

Cooper’s Hawk – Robert Kaplan

Bald Eagle, Greg Law

Double-Crested Cormorant & Lunch – Heff Stoppe

Eastern Meadowlark – Jeanne Eggers

Eastern Screech Owl – William Walsh

Great Egret – Sharon Dorsey

Killdeer – William Walsh

Merlin – Tony Fanni

More Images on Pages 2-8