By Mike Busch

The Long Island Wildlife Photography group had another fantastic week and with help from Jim Botta, we have 9 pages of some of the best images and videos below.   Some highlights this week include a Pied- Billed Grebe, Nothern Harrier (Gray Ghost), Western Kingbirds, Hairy Woodpecker, Piebald Deer, Leucistic Grackle, and a Brown Pelican.

Now that we have our first real cold weather of the season, we should be on the lookout for cold-stunned Sea Turtles.  Cold stunning may lead to shock, pneumonia, frostbite, and potentially death.  Gail Luberda reported the Turtle below and it was apparently rescued.  If you run into a cold-stunned Turtle there are several groups that can respond including the NY Marine Rescue Center   and the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society.  They both share the same stranding hotline  number:  631-369-9829

Cold Stunned Sea Turtle – Gail Luberda

This week’s cover shot goes to Dan Fiore with a fantastic shot of a group of Red Breasted Mergansers taking off.  If you have a few minutes try to check out all 9 pages including some more great videos from Natalie Ann on the last page!

Pied-Billed Grebe – Daryl Ramrattan

Pair of Red-Tailed Hawks – Justin DiScalfani

Osprey & Lunch – John Bustamante

Pair of American Coots – Lisa Nadler-Reischer

Great Blue Heron – Sharon Dorsey

Northern Gannet – Brian Doherty

Northern Harrier (Gray Ghost) – Jeanne Eggers

Eastern Bluebird – Dan Fiore

Bald Eagle – Sharon Dorsey

More Photos on Pages 2-9