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All photos were taken in the Hampton Waters area by Arthur Beckenstein. Click on photos to enlarge...
White Tail Deer on Three Mile Harbor
Mute Swan Mother & Signets - May, 2015 These are not native to North America. They were first introduced to this continent by someone living on Lake Agawam in Southampton Village.
Fall Bird Migration on Three Mile Harbor
Male turkey courting female
Great egret can grow to 38" tall
Canadian geese on Three Mile Harbor
Osprey nest on HWPOA common property island
Cooper's Hawk - an accipiter. It is fast and agile, and catches smaller birds. It often perches near bird feeders to catch a meal.
Native shoreline sea shells
Mussels on Three Mile Harbor
Great Blue Heron - most common here in winter. It does not nest on Long Island. Although, it does nest in CT, Westchester, NY, and NJ. Why not Long Island is a mystery.
Fall Maple Leaves
Virginia Creeper in fall - a native vine.
Great Horned Owl - the largest local owl that nests here.
Bittersweet. There is a native species but, most of it in the Hamptons is the Asian species (Oriental Bittersweet) which is very invasive.
Porpoises in Three Mile Harbor - June, 2016