Working Low Tide
These funky-looking birds are Black-crowned Night-Herons. According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, its range spans five continents, including much of North America: it’s the most widespread heron in the world. Although most active at dusk and night, they can also be seen during the day. I shot these photos in the morning at the Oceanside Marine Nature Study Area in Long Island, NY. The Marine Nature Study Area is a 52-acre salt marsh preserve devoted to environmental education and natural history.