Author Archives: Derrick

New Bird Photographed – Boat-tailed Grackle

Day two of Connecticut hiking was just as awesome as the first day. While exploring the Stewart B. Mckinney NWR in Stratford (Great Meadows Marsh), I heard a grackle type bird calling out through the marsh.  It sounded different than … Continue reading

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Photos from 05-02-15 – Connecticut (Day One)

How much wildlife can you fit into one day?  Apparently quite a bit! I have selected my favorite shots from the entire day (including previous posts), which created the largest gallery I’ve ever shared in a single post.  It was … Continue reading

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Photo Shoot – Piping Plovers

An eventful day continued on Long Beach and Short Beach in Stratford with a decent amount of the federally and state protected Piping Plovers. Walking miles of coastline, I was bound to find some.  I didn’t spend much time photographing them … Continue reading

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Photo Shoot – Snowy Egrets

While eating lunch at the Birdseye Boat Ramp in Stratford, Connecticut, we noticed a snowy egret foraging on the shore.  I set up my gear and snapped hundreds of shots. Once again, this turned more into a learning experience than … Continue reading

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Photo Shoot – Ospreys

During our first day in Connecticut, we had an unbelievable wildlife experience.  One of the dozens of species that stood out during the trip were the ospreys. Whether they were at Milford Point in the morning or Long Beach in the … Continue reading

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New Bird Photographed – Northern Shoveler

While visiting Long Beach in Stratford, Connecticut, there were plenty of waterfowl on the ocean.  Most of them I’ve seen before, but for whatever reason (perhaps because it was high tide?), the ducks were closer to the shore than I … Continue reading

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New Bird Photographed – Purple Martin

We started off the month of May with a bang… a weekend trip to Connecticut to photograph birds along the coast. I barely got out of the car at Milford Point when a purple martin flew over.  When I checked … Continue reading

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