By Mike Busch

The Long Island Wildlife Photography Group had another amazing week despite the gloomy weather and smoke blocking out the sun.   With temperatures expected to drop in the 40’s this weekend and clear skies, it should be perfect to get out and catch some fall migration action.

A few notable finds this week include Cape May Warbler, Northern Parula, Rose-Breasted Grosbeak, Magnolia Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Red-Breasted Nuthatch, and Chestnut Sided Warbler.

The rarest bird of the week was a beautiful Yellow-Headed Blackbird, captured by Jeanne Eggers that also made this week’s cover shot.   Also, check out an amazing sequence of photos from Jason Ganz of a Belted Kingfisher trying and failing to eat a baby Snapping Turtle on the last page.

Thanks to Jim Botta for the usual help in picking out the photos.

If you have time, try to check out all 10 pages and feel free to share with your friends!

American Kestrel – Steven Kessler

Cape May Warbler – Lisa Wollerstein-Whitmore

Great Blue Heron – Kay Intemann

Green Heron – Christopher Carl

Humpback Whale & Bunker – Chris DeVivo

Lesser Yellowlegs – Kimberly Lechner Sanchez

Mother & Daughter Northern Cardinal – Jimmy Johnny

Muskrat – John Gaglione

Northern Cardinal – Kimberly Lechner Sanchez

More Photos on Pages 2-10