Another East Coast memory comes from the fallout of Hurricane Dorian, which struck Nova Scotia in early September. The strong winds from this storm brought in many uncommon birds like this Marbled Godwit, which along with two others fed at a local beach before disappearing to hopefully head south.
One of the challenges of being a wildlife photographer is that to get nice light for a certain location, you often (but not always) have to try the crack of dawn. This was the case for this shot, when I hopped on a bus at 7am to get to the beach and see these Godwits in action. One of the great things about being a wildlife photographer is meeting other nature lovers at a beach at sunrise, having good conversation and eventually getting a free ride home (as always, use your best judgement and take precautions with this one). - 1 hour ago