By now you have already seen the images of Pectoral Sandpipers and Wilson’s Pharalope from my last trip onto the East Pond of Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.  You have also, I am sure, suffered through my Ode to Mud, inspired by that same visit.  But you have not seen any of the other images I got during the eight hours I spent exploring the refuge on a hot summer day.  Yeah, this is the lazy blogger’s route, but I’m going to just post up my favorite pictures from the last visit that I haven’t already used, just so you can appreciate some more of the wonderful birds that use the habitat at the best wildlife refuge on the east coast.  Plus, I have the excuse of suffering from horrible sunburn…

Mute Swans Cygnus olor

Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus

Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus

worn Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla

Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes

Stilt Sandpipers Calidris himantopus

American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos (yes, a different individual than the last one)

Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla

Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica

Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Stilt Sandpipers Calidris himantopu

saved the best for last, juvenile Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla

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Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.