By Mike Busch

The Long Island Wildlife Photography group passed another milestone this week, surpassing 13,000 members!  I want to welcome all the new members and thank everyone that helps make this one of the best pages on the internet with a bunch of like-minded people sharing their passion for the outdoors and wildlife.  As you will see once again in this week’s images below, this talented group continues to find an amazing variety of local wildlife doing amazing things and sharing it with the rest of us.  If you haven’t joined yet, feel free to do so at this link.

I was away most of this week so once again want to thank Jim Botta for the help in picking most of the images.  It is not an easy job, with the page averaging 40,000 posts, comments and reactions every week.

Getting to this week’s photos, highlights include a bunch of new Spring migration arrivals including Eastern Phoebe,  Yellow Rumped Warbler, Black and White Warbler, Pine Siskin, Pine Warbler, and Red Breasted Nuthatch.

This week’s cover goes to Joe Yaiullo with a beautiful Grey Seal pup.   Speaking of Seals, there are still a few more weekends  to go on a guided Seal walk with CRESLI at Cupsogue Beach or a Seal and Birding Cruise on the American Princess Cruises with Gotham Whale out of Breezy Point.

Also don’t miss three new videos from Natalie Ann on the last page.

Have a great weekend!

Yellow Rumped Warbler – Kerry O’Brien Lukowski

Blue-Winged Teal – Jeanne Eggers

American Oystercatcher – Barbara Lash

Piping Plovers – Daryl Ramrattan

Turtles – Jim Botta

Wood Duck – William Walsh

Grey Seal – Joe Yaiullo

Bald Eagle – Brian Doherty

American Coot – Michael Gottlieb

Eastern Bluebird – Anita Regler

Northern Gannet — Brian Doherty

More Images on pages 2,3,4,5,6,7 and 8