By Mike Busch

I apologize for this being late, I was away last week with very poor internet service.  Luckily Jim Botta never misses a beat and did a great job of picking some of the best photos this week from the Long Island Wildlife Photography group.

Some notable finds below include a Baird’s Sandpiper, Finback Whales close to the beach, an Eastern Wood Pewwee, Oven bird and a Spotted Sandpiper.

This week’s cover goes to Christopher Carl with a Great Blue Heron with perfect light and composition.

If you have a minute try to check out all 8 pages a feel free to share!

Yellow-Crowned Night Heron – Christopher Carl

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird – Meryl Lorenzo

Red-Tailed Hawk – Justin DiScalfani

Pair of Finback Whales – Chris DeVivo

Osprey with Porgy Lunch – Laura Dietrichson Helf

Molting Blue Jay – Raina Angelier

Juvenile Yellow-Crowned Night Heron – Mikki Kost

Groundhog – John Carmody

Great Egret & Sandworm – Justin DiScalfani