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Pomerory Meadow Road, Southampton

Photograph and text by Lynsey E. Brodeur, age 11

I found this nest last year in a small tree at the U.S. Post Office in Southampton. I kept an eye on the nest waiting for the eggs to hatch, but before they could, something got to the nest and destroyed it. I tried to get a picture, but I didn’t have a very good camera and it didn’t come out. I got a much better camera for my birthday this year and I love to use it. I looked for the nest again this year and it had been rebuilt with two eggs in it. I went back a couple of days later and there were four eggs in it. That’s when I got this picture, by reaching up and pointing it into the nest and taking the shot. I had it on the macro setting and had to hurry because the mother bird was getting very upset with me being there.

Lynsey Brodeur is affiliated with the Robert Floyd Photo Gallery, 2 East St., Southampton. Other nature images are on view there Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 6 p.m.

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