Bird and Nature Photography by Greg Gard

Short-billed Dowitcher preening - Jamaica Bay, NYC

September 26, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Slow-motion video of a Short-billed Dowitcher preening / cleaning its feathers at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Gateway National Recreation Area, Queens, New York: To view more of my shorebird photography, please visit my gallery: greggard.com/shorebirds Come back often and please subscribe to my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/chan...
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Black-bellied Plover - Jamaica Bay, NWR

September 19, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Molting Black-bellied Plover stretching its wings and exposing the unmistakable field mark, black armpit: - for more detailed view and EXIF data, please click on the image - This black spot helps to differentiate Black-bellied Plovers and American-golden Plovers when in-flight. I took this photograph at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Gateway...
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Adult Least Tern taking a bath - Nickerson Beach, New York

September 12, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Adult Least Tern taking a quick bath in a shallow water at the Nickerson Beach, Long Island, New York: - for more detailed view and EXIF data, please click on the image - "Our smallest tern. Often seen flying low over the water, with quick deep wingbeats and shrill cries. Usually hovers before plunging into water for tiny prey; does more hove...
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Peregrine Falcon in-flight - New Jersey

September 05, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Adult Peregrine Falcon flying by: - for more detailed view and EXIF data, please click on the image - I photographed this magnificent bird of prey at the State Line Lookout, Bergen County, New Jersey. Please help to continue the preservation of New Jersey's threatened and endangered wildlife by supporting work of Conserve Wildlife Foundati...
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Black Skimmer skimming - Nickerson Beach, New York

September 01, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
The strange, uneven bill of the Black Skimmer has a purpose: the bird flies low, with the long lower mandible plowing the water, snapping the bill shut when it contacts a fish: - for more detailed view and EXIF data, please click on the image - Strictly coastal in most areas of North America, Black Skimmers are often seen resting on sandbars an...
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