When the first frost arrived, photographer Jay Mahoney headed out to see how the avian population was handling the long overdue drop in temperature. He was excited to report the ducks that winter in Rye and environs have started to arrive, and there are still Great blue herons around and swans in a lot of locations.
Mahoney is both lucky and good. “The Mourning dove landed right in front of me while I was photographing the ducks,” he said.
#7915 Hooded Merganser female
# 8040 Hooded Merganser
#8095 Mute swan
#8336 Great blue heron