Following up on my earlier post. Two immature Bonaparte's Gulls showed up and
loafed in the fresh (?) water pools on the beach. Also, 2 Royal Terns made a
late appearance sometime after 4:00 pm as I was packing it in. My last count of
Roseate Terns was at 9.
Folks have been reporting the good Terns from Nickerson but I have seen no
mention of the Gulls there...maybe I missed the reports. For anyone
interested, I counted 17 Lesser Black-backed Gulls (LBBGs) of all ages amongst
a mixed flock of Gulls. Many of the Herring Gulls with their bleached out and
worn appearance were also a good study.
Lastly, I was never able to reconnect with the Arctic Tern after my post.
Unfortunately, there was an uptick in Beach traffic and the Tern colony never
seemed to settle in as they were earlier.
"I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of
others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence." ~ Frederick
風 Swift as the wind
林 Quiet as the forest
火 Conquer like the fire
山 Steady as the mountain
Sun Tzu The Art of War
> (= '.'=)
> (") _ (")
> Sent from somewhere in the field using my mobile device!
> On Jun 7, 2017, at 2:26 PM, Andrew Baksh <birdingd...@gmail.com> wrote:
> The birds are up so I am taking a moment to post. I just found an adult
> ARCTIC TERN among the many Common Terns at Nickerson Beach Nassau County.
> 1 Black Tern and 6 Roseate Terns (counted thus far) also continue. The Tern
> flock are putting up constantly so patience, is required when searching.
> Other notable include a calling flyby White-rumped Sandpiper.
> "I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule
> of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence." ~
> Frederick Douglass
> 風 Swift as the wind
> 林 Quiet as the forest
> 火 Conquer like the fire
> 山 Steady as the mountain
> Sun Tzu The Art of War
>> (= '.'=)
>> (") _ (")
>> Sent from somewhere in the field using my mobile device!
> Andrew Baksh
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