Recent Work - There's a Mountain on Long Island?
Finally a Mountain Bluebird I could photograph well. From bad lighting to distance to inadequate cameras and lenses, it was always something. The only problem with this one was the long walk to get to it at Democrat Point on Fire Island. But it was worth the haul. Well, I would have preferred an adult male, but I'll take this. During my visit on December 21, the bluebird mostly alternated between a close by juniper and a sign, with side trips to a mini-dune with little bushes. A curious thing, which sometimes appeared to cause the bluebird to move, was the pestering by Yellow-rumped Warblers. A bonus was an appearance of an unseasonal Baltimore Oriole in the same juniper frequented by the bluebird.