Winter Beach Birding

On my most recent beach trip I was able to see some excellent birds. I was even lucky enough to see a behavior that I had not seen before. I saw a pair of juvenile gulls sharing a horseshoe crab with a sanderling. They were all taking turns grabbing a bite. It was fascinating toContinue reading “Winter Beach Birding”

Snowy Beachscapes: Jones Beach’s West End 2

One week ago I took my snowshoes to Jones Beach’s West End 2. I had some time to kill before work and I wanted to see how the openness of the beach would affect the drifts. In some places the snow was several feet deep and in others, the ground was bare. Seeing the beachContinue reading “Snowy Beachscapes: Jones Beach’s West End 2”

New Year’s Day At Jones Beach

Every year since I have moved to Long Island, I have spent New Year’s Day at Jones Beach. It was not really intentional, but it has become a tradition of mine. The park puts on a free seal walk at Field 10 as part of the New York State Park Department’s First Day Hike program.Continue reading “New Year’s Day At Jones Beach”

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