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The Black Crowned Night Heron (Part IV)

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The Black Crowned Night Heron (Part IV)
15 June 2010
Dune Rd, East Quogue, NY

The Black Crowned Night Heron (Part III)

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The Black Crowned Night Heron (Part III)
15 June 2010
Dune Rd, East Quogue, NY

The Black Crowned Night Heron (Part II)

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The Black Crowned Night Heron (Part II)
15 June 2010
Dune Rd, East Quogue, NY

The Willet on the Blind

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The Willet on the Blind
23 June 2010
Dune Rd, East Quogue, NY

Written by Allison Frost

May 17, 2011 at 10:36 am

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The First Post After a Long Hiatus

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So here I am, midway through May, posting for the first time since August. (Actually, it’s probably been longer, since the last scheduled-ahead-of-time post was in August.) Whoops.

The reasons for me not posting are many and boring; suffice it to say, I fell out of the habit. There were even a few months when I was not taking very many pictures — mostly towards the end of winter, when it rained on Every. Single. One. of my days off for two plus months. Thanks, Mother Nature!

But the return of spring and nicer weather has me dusting off my equipment. I’m out biking again, dodging the few folks to be found on Dune Road this early in the year. And I’ve got new equipment (which, regrettably, I’m still learning how to use) in my arsenal. Expect to see more macro shots, more insects and arachnids and tiny things less than a millimeter across. My obsession last summer turned out to be dragonflies, and I’m interested to see, now that I’ve got better equipment to photograph them with, if it will remain with them or translate to some other, smaller creature.

Written by Allison Frost

May 15, 2011 at 6:46 pm

The Sandpiper in the Mud

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The Sandpiper in the Mud
17 May 2010
Dune Road, East Quogue/Hampton Bays, NY

Written by Allison Frost

August 13, 2010 at 10:56 am

The Black Crowned Night Heron

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Last summer, I lamented on the fact that my mother had spotted night herons and I had not. I kept my eyes peeled everywhere I went. I actively sought to find them. But alas, it was not meant to be.

This summer, I have had great luck in spotting them. Either they are in greater abundance this year or I am just better than I was last year at seeking them.

A few nights ago a friend and I went wandering down to the Beach Lane bridge. No wildlife expected; this was purely a walk for social and entertainment purposes. However, we were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a night heron fishing by the rocks. Although it was dark and I did not have the benefit of my long lens to spy on it, I’m fairly certain it was a black crowned night heron, like this one fishing in one of the pools off Dune Road back in June.

The Black Crowned Night Heron
15 June 2010
Dune Rd, East Quogue, NY

The Fish in the Puddle (Part II)

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The Fish in the Puddle (Part II)
02 June 2010
Dolphin Ln, East Quogue, NY

Written by Allison Frost

July 20, 2010 at 6:43 pm

The Mola Mola at Cupsogue

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From an email from Mike Domino of Setauket, reprinted with permission:

“My daughter, Carolyn Domino of East Setauket, and her boyfriend — a “Long Island Adventurer” — Tommy O’Dwyer and his brother Will of Stony Brook were free diving with friends just a hundred yard off Cupsogue Beach in Westhampton, off Dune Road, over a centuries old ship wreck, when out of the depth came a giant 2,000 pound Ocean Mola Mola – watch this as they swim with and pet the gentle giant and largest known bone fished species on the planet. This occurred last Thursday on a pristine day in “The Hampton’s” and was documented in this amazing video.”

For more information on the Mola Mola, Mr. Domino has linked to the Wikipedia entry.

Written by Allison Frost

July 19, 2010 at 10:12 am

The Willet in the Grass

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The Willet in the Grass
02 June 2010
Dune Road, East Quogue, NY

Written by Allison Frost

July 8, 2010 at 10:24 am