By Mike Busch

The Long Island Wildlife Photography group appears to be making the best of a tough situation and capturing some fantastic wildlife shots as the spring migration is in full swing.   Early April is a great time to see a mixture of new arrivals along with the winter ducks and loons starting to show breeding plumage.  We also have a few more weeks of great visibility before leaf growth makes finding things a little tougher.

Some notable finds this week include American Oystercatchers, Harp and Gray Seals, Baltimore Oriole, Pine Warbler, Eastern Phoebe and diving Northern Gannets including a great video from Daryl Ramrattan.

This week’s cover goes to Brian Doherty and thanks to Jim Botta for helping pick out the photos.   Try to check out all 8 pages and stay safe!

American Coot – Frances Aliberti Sansivero

American Kestrel – Dan Fiore

American Oystercatcher – Brian Doherty

Bald Eagle – Sharon Dorsey

Belted Kingfisher – Jimmy Johnny

Northern Shovler – Dan Fiore

Common Loon – Jeanne Eggers

Double-Crested Cormorant – Kathleen Desiderio

Gray Seal Pup – Danielle Hathaway Leef

More Photos on Pages 2 -8