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The Rocks in the Bottom of the Bay

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The Rocks in the Bottom of the Bay
06 April 2010
Morton Wildlife Refuge, Sag Harbor, NY

The Little Bird on the Rocky Shore (Part III)

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The Little Bird on the Rocky Shore (Part III)
21 September 2009
Tiana Beach (bay side), East Quogue, NY

Written by Allison Frost

January 7, 2010 at 6:17 pm

The Little Bird on the Rocky Shore (Part II)

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The Little Bird on the Rocky Shore (Part II)
21 September 2009
Tiana Beach (bay side), East Quogue, NY

Written by Allison Frost

November 27, 2009 at 10:26 am

The Little Bird on the Rocky Shore

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The Little Bird on the Rocky Shore
21 September 2009
Tiana Beach (bay side), East Quogue, NY

Written by Allison Frost

October 29, 2009 at 10:10 am

The Muddled Mass of Jelly on the Shore

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The Muddled Mass of Jelly on the Shore
21 September 2009
Ponquogue, Hampton Bays, NY

Written by Allison Frost

October 22, 2009 at 6:40 pm

The Cormorant on the Sign

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Seems I caught this guy in an awkward pose. The way his wings are here remind me of a turtle’s shell, although I doubt a turtle could bring his hind legs so close to his head.

The Cormorant on the Sign
Montauk, NY
16 August 2009

Written by Allison Frost

October 19, 2009 at 6:08 pm

The Gull on the Rocks

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I am going to tentatively call this a Herring Gull — hard to say for sure because I did not see its wing tips clearly, and I am certainly not an expert on gulls (they’re more of a nuisance than anything out here). However there are several things that bother me about the id — the head and throat are speckled with dots (is this a winter plumage thing?), and in some of the pictures I can find the eye bits are not red (I can’t really tell what they’re supposed to be in my ID book, because the picture is so small).

Help from anyone who knows more about gulls than I do?

The Gull on the Rocks
09 February 2009
Moriches Inlet, NY