Cupsogue: 1 Wilson's Storm Petrel - the only highlight from an hour of 

On the Cupsogue Flats: 4 Roseate, 3 Royal, 1 Black (1st Summer) and 2 
GULL-BILLED TERNS. Were present in addition to the expected Sternidaes.

For shorebirds, the highlights were 4 White-rumped Sandpipers, 23 Red Knots and 
14 Short-billed Dowitchers.

Jones Beach Swale:  continuing 2 Black-necked Stilts (BNST), 3 White-rumped 
Sandpipers, 1 Western Sandpiper and two 1Cy LBBGs were the highlights there. 

If the BNSTs are the same birds observed by one Stan Furtak at the end of May 
(30th, it would mean these birds have hung around the Jones Beach area for more 
than 2 weeks.

Nickerson Beach: lots of Beach activity and vehicular disturbances. I never 
really had a huge number of Terns to look at. The highlights were four 1st 
summer COTEs. 

A hike along the beach sorting through the Gulls turned up two 3Cy Lesser 
Black-backed Gulls.

"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

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Andrew Baksh

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