04/26/16 4:22pm
DON BINDLER PHOTO A great horned owl with her offspring, photographed yesterday in Dering Harbor.

DON BINDLER PHOTO A great horned owl with her offspring, photographed yesterday in Dering Harbor.

Our friend Don Bindler took these photos in Dering Harbor yesterday, writing to us: “This great horned owlet, pictured with its mother, is getting ready to leave the nest and face the world. While most other birds are just building their nests, great horned owls breed in late winter and their young are out and about by spring.” (more…)

06/29/15 3:18pm
An adult piping plover keeping a weather eye out for its young charge. (Credit: Don Bindler)

An adult piping plover keeping a weather eye out for its young charge. (Credit: Don Bindler)

Our friend and photographer Don Bindler was on Shell Beach over the weekend and sent us photographs.

“The piping plover breeding season was off to a rough start,” Don writes. “It appears that two of the nests on Shell Beach failed. However, the good news is that there are at least two healthy chicks scampering around the beach. (more…)