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Red-breasted Merganser

I was out in the Field early this morning; following up on yesterday’s River otter sighting within Duck pond. Perhaps with 1-3 inches of expected snow tonight, folks can certainly keep a look out for otter’s unmistakable tracks.

In the meanwhile, 65mph wind gusts have disintegrated over Fishers Island; permitting this male Red-breasted Merganser to share his familiar “shaggy crest” -sporting breeding plumage while sailing along Race Point.

– From the Field, Video Snippet, Justine Kibbe, February 27, 2019

Black-bellied plovers by Justine Kibbe

Happy to see last weeks lone
Black-bellied plover now has a traveling companion…

*foraging within Sanctuary of Sands, southwestern tip, Fishers Island

From the Field, Video Snippet, Justine Kibbe, December 10, 2018

Eastern Bluebird by Justine Kibbe
Black-bellied Plover by Justine Kibbe

A lone Black-bellied Plover
briskly forages along these winter grounds within Sanctuary of Sands today.

*juvenile plumage

From the Field, Video Snippet, Justine Kibbe, December 4, 2018

American Widgeon
Sanderling Pair by Justine Kibbe

Big Club beach:
These “large” Sandpipers scurry and probe foraging within wave tidal deposits.

* Thanks for helping me to narrow down this shore bird ID to Conservancy’s Adam Mitchell, Wildlife Biologist University of Deleware.

From the Field, Video Snippet, Justine Kibbe, December 1, 2018

Hay Harbor's Great Blue Heron

Looks to be a juvenile keeping an eye on fish outside the “Tank”.

From the Field, Video Snippet, Justine Kibbe, November 30, 2018

Barred Owl in Marshy Woods by Justine Kibbe