Sometimes you get lucky and sometimes not. Went out to the Shinnecock Inlet about 90 miles east of Manhattan where I live. My good friend, Harry Maas (president of NYC Audubon) was kind enough to drive. We went out looking for Glaucous and Iceland gulls. We struck out on both. While scanning the inlet a bunch of scoters and scaup flew in. The big surprise was a few White-winged Scoters were in the flock. We rarely see these birds close enough to get decent photos. (See below)
Went back a few days later and the inlet was empty. Spent several hours with Grace Scalzo and all I could mange was a few Common Loon shots. As Grace said “this was the worst day at the inlet she could remember”. That’s the way birding and especially bird photography goes.
As always, click on thumbnails for full size view.
As always, click on thumbnails for full size images.