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The Osprey in the Harbor (Part III)

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The Osprey in the Harbor (Part III)
17 August 2009
Mill Creek, Sag Harbor, NY

Written by Allison Frost

December 31, 2009 at 6:48 pm

The Osprey in the Harbor (Part II)

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Part I

The Osprey in the Harbor (Part II)
17 August 2009
Mill Creek, Sag Harbor, NY

Written by Allison Frost

December 8, 2009 at 6:40 pm

The Osprey in the Harbor

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Okay, so I didn’t quite follow up on my promise earlier this summer to stake out the duck pond for osprey. But I managed to get some okay shots while I was out kayaking (you try getting The Shot while the tide gently rocks the boat away from your subject). Submitted for your approval, this photo and others from the same series to follow…

The Osprey in the Harbor
17 August 2009
Mill Creek, Sag Harbor, NY

The Seals on the Sandbar (Part IV)

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I promise that if you are bored with these seal photos, they won’t be around much longer. Soon these guys will be heading north for the spring/summer/fall, and it will be time to stalk egrets instead.

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The Seals on the Sandbar (Part IV)
10 March 2009
Greater Westhampton Area, NY

The Seals on the Sandbar (Part III)

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The seals are just lovely to look at.

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The Seals on the Sandbar (Part III)
10 March 2009
Greater Westhampton Area, NY

The Seals on the Sandbar (Part II)

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The same return trip as in Part I.

The Seals on the Sandbar (Part II)
10 March 2009
Greater Westhampton Area, NY

The Seals on the Sandbar

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A return trip.

A note about seal watching — please, please, please stay above the bluffs. Do not go down on the beach. Do not go in the water. Do not talk loudly or make loud noises — sound carries very well over water. The reasons for all of this are better explained over on the CRESLI seal page.

When my friend and I went to view the seals again (from the top of the dunes), there were other people down at the water’s edge, making barking noises at the seals and generally creating a disturbance. Yes, they did so until the entire herd jumped back into the water. Yes, this is bad for the animals. I don’t post the specific location of these animals because there are tools like these people out there, and if you cannot behave yourself, don’t go see the seals. Seriously, don’t be a tool.

The Seals on the Sandbar
10 March 2009
Westhampton Beach Area, NY