It’s always a pleasant surprise to have a Sunday morning visitor.
* Released ringed-neck pheasant hiding out: West End, Fishers Island.
From the Field, Video Snippet, Justine Kibbe, November 18, 2018
From the Field, Video Snippet, Justine Kibbe, November 11, 2018
Hay Harbor Golf Course: Keeping just ahead of the crows…
* footage a tad wobbly
From the Field, Video Snippet, Justine Kibbe, November 7, 2018
Red-bellied Woodpecker finding ants…
From the Field, Video Snippet, Justine Kibbe, Nov. 6, 2018
Want to catch a glimpse of this slender, buoyant raptor?
At least that’s what I’ve learned-patience.
You’ll spy our local Harrier within the Parade Grounds coursing low over South Beach dunes,then a quick soar and swoop around the small marsh pond in meadows behind Movie Theater. Often hunting in evening light between 5&6pm-this snippet shows there are probably two!
From the Field, Video Snippet, Justine Kibbe, Oct. 23, 2018
The Fishers Island Conservancy Fall 2018 Bird Migration Survey was held on September 23. Following Audubon bird count rules, the group made 15 five-minute stops. At each timed stop, the birders would count birds and call out what they saw.
We observed a total of 41 species, less than last year but still higher than average for past Fall counts. Starting later in the month than usual, we missed out on the large migration of swallows that occurred the week before, and certain species of warblers, but made up for it in the number of raptors (hawks and falcons) that were making their way south during the count.
Here’s the list of species reported from the count:
Black-crowned night heron
Great blue heron
by Adam Mitchell, Associate Wildlife Biologist ® PhD Student, Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology University of Delaware
This afternoon – Flotilla of Cormorant steers its course steady northward feeding on bait fish off Big Stony, Hay Harbor.
From the Field, Video Snippet, Justine Kibbe, Oct. 1, 2018
Making its way south now.
Silver eel Cove, Fishers Island
From the Field, Field Note by Justine Kibbe, Oct. 4, 2018