By Mike Busch
Another great week of wildlife images and video from the Long Island Wildlife Photography group again, thanks to Jim Botta again for helping pick some of the images!
One of the most uncommon finds this week was a Dovekie, pictured below, photographed and rescued by Dan Fiore. The Dovekie is a small, Penguin like bird of the open Atlantic Ocean that breeds along the high Arctic Islands. Dovekie can be pushed ashore, sometimes in huge groups, by strong easterly winds. The birds are often starved by the time they reach shore.
Dan brought it to the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue in Hampton Bays where it unfortunately could not be saved but thanks for trying!
If you are looking for something to do today, you might consider a guided seal walk with Dr. Artie Kopelman of CRESLI. The winter seals that haul out near Moriches Inlet at Cupsogue beach are back in force and Artie provides a wealth of information on these brisk but beautiful walks.
Even with yesterday’s high tide and brutal winds Artie got some nice shots, conditions should be much better today. Click here for more information.
I had trouble picking a single cover shot this week so went with a combo. Also check out four videos from Natalie Ann on the last page!
More Images on Pages 2,3,4,5,6, and 7