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2021 was the year of the 17-year Brood X cicadas. Tens of thousands of their shells littered our yard and their singing during the day was incessant, lasting from early morning well into sunset.

Cicada molting and emerging from its shell.
East Point Lighthouse on the Delaware Bay, with sand berms to prevent erosion.
Great Egret taking off.
Boat-tailed Grackle.

Some of my most satisfying photo captures are the following of a superb flyer, a White Ibis near its rookery in Ocean City, NJ.

White Ibis.
White Ibis preparing to dive.
White Ibis diving.