Silver Eel Cove, Fishers Island

From the Field, Field Note, Justine Kibbe, Feb. 18, 2019

It was, as always, magical for me when yesterday our Island’s returning Raven pair flew over my neck of the woods with their familiar “kraaah” and “prruk”. I jumped on my bike and followed them to Race Point. From there, I observed the two birds scavenging for broken reeds and weathered twigs. They flew off ascending in “frolic flight” towards the Lighthouse.

Islander’s observations From the Field this winter include a bald eagle pair feeling at home soaring on thermal uplifts both east and west, and one taking a respite in a vacant osprey nest. The magic continues with a quite possible immature golden eagle sighting near Oyster Pond and even an Opossum!

*never say never….

From the Field, Field Note, Justine Kibbe Feb. 17, 2019


From today’s Hay Harbor:
With wintertime’s low tides, Big Stony is truly just steps away…

* waxing Gibbous moon tonight

From the Field, Video Snippet, Justine Kibbe Feb. 15, 2019

Midst sleet & snow, mourning dove tucks in this late afternoon.

From the Field, Field Note, Justine Kibbe Feb. 12, 2019

Bird neighbors* are always “immediately” appreciative of fresh water provision, breaking away any ice throughout the winter here on Fishers Island.

*family Cardinalidae

From the Field, Field Note, Justine Kibbe Feb. 12, 2019

Barred owl overlooks small pond at Race Rock Garden Co.

South Beach Road, Fishers Island

From the Field, Video Snippet, Justine Kibbe Feb. 11, 2019

Nature's Patterns by Justine Kibbe

Nature's Patterns by Justine Kibbe

Tucked in the warmth of sunshine, this barred owl rests quietly before tomorrow’s possible 2-4 inches of snow.

*Nature’s beautiful patterns.

From the Field, Field Note, Justine Kibbe Feb. 11, 2019

Commonly referred to as “sea dogs,” harbor seals are considered true seals, with no ear tufts and no elongated fore flippers. This seal has beige pelage (fur).

Today’s Hungry Point, Fishers Island.

From the Field, Field Note, Justine Kibbe, Feb. 6, 2019

Dappled pelage (fur) and this morning’s sun warm up these harbor seals clumped off Hungry Point, Fishers Island.

From the Field, Video Snippet, Justine Kibbe, Feb. 6, 2019