9 Photos - Apr 20, 2012
Photo: In a certain Jamaica Bay cove, for unknown reasons of culture and currents, Indian ceremonial items -- statues, saris, fabrics, picture frames -- regularly wash ashore. Someone set this statue (Shiva and Parvati? Please forgive ignorance) upright and gazing across the bay, guardians of immigrant dreams.   In a certain Jamaica Bay cove, for unknown reasons of culture and currents, Indian ceremonial items -- statues, saris, fabrics, picture frames -- regularly wash ashore. Someone set this statue (Shiva and Parvati? Please forgive ignorance) upright and gazing across the bay, guardians of immigrant dreams.Photo: Guarding her nest; A train to Broad Channel in the distance.Photo: Oystercatchers are long-lived and (mostly) monogamous, spending much of their lives with the same partner; during nesting season the couples embark on circuitous, wildly acrobatic flights that mark their territory and strengthen their pair bonds; i.e., they dance.Photo: Red-winged blackbird.Photo: Photo: Keeping guard over their nest. These birds are a victim of their success; if they weren't ubiquitous, we'd consider them majestic.Photo: Photo: Photo: