By Mike Busch
With some big help from Jim Botta, we have put together another big compilation of some of the best work from the Long Island Wildlife Photography group below.
The highlight this week was an American Avocet that several members ran into and photographed. This is a large legged wading bird with a very distinctive long and thin upturned bill. The American Avocet is a western bird, breeding in the western Great Plains, from Canada southward through Montana and the Dakotas down to New Mexico and Texas. It also breeds in isolated wetland areas along the coast of California and Mexico. Congratulations on a well-photographed lifer to Kimberly Lechner Sanchez, Jeanne Eggers, Barbara Bedell, and Jim Botta.
This week’s cover shot goes to Fred Kopf with a great shot of a Black Skimmer chick trying to handle a huge meal.
If you have a few minutes, try to check out all 10 pages including some more great videos from Natalie Ann on the last page!