Studying Nature Through the Lens

Oyster_Catcher_Nickerson.jpg

This adult was keeping a watchful eye on me as its young chick explored the beach at Nickerson Park on Long Island.  In just one year the juvenile will be full grown.   

juvenille_Oyster_Catcher.jpg

Not yet able to fly, the juvenile relies on its parent for food. 

feeding_Oyster_Catcher.jpg

Meanwhile, scores of Sanderlings take to the sky as gentle waves roll along the shore. ..

baird_sandpiper.jpg

...before settling down and walking the coast together. 

sandpipers.jpg
_MG_8319.jpg

Of course everyone needs a little quiet time to reflect on things occasionally...

_MG_8329.jpg

...but then again, there's always safety in numbers. 

_MG_8418.jpg
Chris Corradino