By Mike Busch

This was the week of the Warbler on the Long Island Wildlife Photography page with an incredible variety passing through the area.

Early May is typically the peak migration and this year, viewing is better than normal because the cold spring has resulted in less leave cover than normal.

Below you will see Blue Winged Warbler, Northern Parula, Chestnut Sided Warbler, Black and White Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, and Prarie Warbler to name a few.

Other interesting captures this week include a Tri-Colored Heron, Scarlet Tanager, Baltimore Oriole, Orchard Oriole, Ovenbird, and a leucistic Cardinal.

I was lucky enough to have a rare Western Tanager visit my yard between Sunday and Monday that brought several life time birders into my back yard to get a look at a “lifer”.  He left yesterday so keep your eyes peeled.

If you missed it I posted a gallery of images and some video here. 

If you would like to take a Seal cruise with CRESLI there are two more cruises scheduled for Saturday May 5th and Saturday May 12th.  Click here for more info and reservations.

Besides the Seals it is a great day on the water with plenty of photo opportunities.

Also Whale Watching starts tomorrow with Gotham Whale on the American Princess, and starts a weekend schedule into June.  Click here more information and reservations.

If you have time, scroll through all 5 pages and have a great weekend!

Kimberly Lechner Sanchez | Chestnut-sided Warbler

LIsa Glass Fiebert | Red Morph Screech Owl

Kerry O’Brien Lukowski | Ruby Throated Hummingbird

Vicki Jauron | Tree Swallow

Brian Doherty | Northern Parula

Ken Grille | Grey Seal Pup

Brian Doherty | Rose-breasted Grosbeak

More Images on Pages 2,3,4 and 5