Not a great picture, but it was just so funny that the birds in the cemetery were Turkey Vulture and American Crow - rather Halloween-themed!
A huge roost, 400-500 birds
Figures I'd get the sleepy one with my camera! There were four males on the cove.
Hiding from the harrassment of Crows
A rare visitor to Long Island Sound waters, this the the third Cornetfish spotted in a week up here.
A lot of tropicals in Southern New England this year, including Bandtail Puffers.
Scup in it's night "sleeping patterns on mud substrate.
A young winter flounder (Psuedopleuronectes americanus) found in the shallows while doing a fish count.
A group of ~25 banded rudderfish (Seriola zonata) circling under a buoy we use to mark a dive training site.
Large summer flounder or fluke (Paralichthys dentatus) just after it bolted from hiding underneath me,
Juvenile Black Sea Bass (Centropristis striata) feeding on a clam.
From Amtrak train
tall meadow rue
Wild Brown Trout, about eight inches. Caught on a dry fly.
This was in the town park and very abundant in Waterford Connecticut
Dark beak, brown speckled body with lighter coloring underneath. Was seen at edge of water in some dead grass. When approached it was resistant to leaving.
Metallic sounding song
A group of four were feeding and foraging in the water.