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Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge (Aug 19, 2009)

Forsters Terns

Forster's Terns

This morning I spent time photographing around the southeastern portion of the East Pond. Shorebird numbers were fairly low, and I did not see any notable birds. Later reports indicate that most of the action was in the northern/northwestern part of the pond. The image below was captured this morning, however the photo of the Forster’s Terns is from Monday.

Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) – Juvenile (East Pond, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge)

Forster’s Terns (Sterna forsteri) preening on a log (East Pond, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge)

Click on the photos above for more information, click on the species name to see all images of that species, or click here to see more images from Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.

For those who have not yet made it to Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, but are thinking about going, here is a map which pin points the refuge. The map has been customized by Jim Osterlund to show the detailed place names in the refuge. This was a great addition and certainly has helped me to find my way around. You can zoom out (easier if you click the magnifying glass to view a larger map) to see the location of the refuge relative to the rest of Queens and NYC, and get directions, if needed.

All images © Clarence Holmes

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