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  • The Leader

    Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) take off from a small pond at dusk with the lead goose flying in front of the formation. The lead goose expends the most energy because it is the first to break up the flow of air that provides additional lift for all of the geese who follow behind the leader. When the lead goose gets tired, it drops out of the front position and moves to the rear of the formation where the resistance is lightest and another goose moves into the leadership position.

  • Flyover

    Seagulls flying in from Long Island Sound. Avery Point and Avery Point Light are in the background.

  • Great Egret Graceful Landing

    Fog hangs over a salt marsh as this Great Egret (Ardea alba ) executes a graceful landing on a mudflat.

  • Osprey and Bald Eagle

    This Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) flew into the salt marsh scattering all of the birds except the Ospreys (Pandion haliaetus) either to the far remote corners of the salt marsh or completely out. The Ospreys are not afraid of bald eagles. In this photo, it appears the Bald Eagle is chasing the Osprey but it is the opposite. The Osprey is above the Bald Eagle and is shadowing it to keep it away from the Osprey nests.

  • Greater Yellowlegs on Mudflat

    Photographed in a salt marsh on Long Island Sound. The Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) is larger than Lesser Yellowlegs and has a longer bill grayish at base.

  • Start of Fall

    It's the middle of September and when I saw this leaf floating down the waters of the salt marsh, it remindered me that it soon will be fall and the birds will be leaving, marking the end of another salt marsh cycle.

  • Balance

    Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)

  • Very Busy Osprey

    The Ospreys (Pandion haliaetus) and many other birds are back at the salt marsh for another high activity season of building nests, mating, fishing and fighting over food and territory. This Osprey is circling the salt marsh looking for a fish for his mate.

  • New London Ledge Light

    East view in March.

  • Feet Wet

    Five Canadian Geese drop in for a water landing at a salt marsh on the first day of Spring 2014.

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