I have said it before and I will say it again – I love getting to Jamaica Bay at the end of a day and photographing waterfowl flying in and out of the West Pond.  The bird that is flies in and out in the greatest numbers of late is Greater Scaup Aythya marila, sometimes known as Bluebills, for obvious reasons. All of these shots were taken last week when I had an evening to spare watching and photographing the ducks going over my head and out into the bay.

And one shot with some Red-breasted Mergansers mixed in…

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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.