An American Oystercatcher came in for a landing at Milford Point on the Long Island Sound in Connecticut this morning.


A Red-winged Blackbird chased a Great Egret away when the larger bird waded in too close to the blackbird’s nest at Connecticut’s Silver Sands State Park.


A Piping Plover chick, new to this world, wandered about on the sand at Milford Point but not too far from her mother – who kept close watch.

“The highest form of love is to be the protector of another person’s solitude.” – Rainer Maria Rilke