A heads up from Gail and Tom on the Seabirds Flight at Robert Moses, enabled me
to dash out to some of our local spots in Queens to see if I could get in on
the Tubenose action.
In my 2 hours of Seawatching between Fort Tilden and RIIS Park, I managed 2
Sooty, 1 Great and 4 Cory's Shearwaters. Several Shearwater sp.(s) were too far
out for any definitive ID. Additionally, I had fleeting glimpses of one Jaeger
type bird which I lost in the wave action and never got on it thereafter. Not
enough of a look to safely pin a label.
9 Lesser Black-backed Gulls; eight heading east with one 1Cy bird on the
beach. Other than that, the Ocean in my neck of the woods was not as active as
"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
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> On Jun 16, 2017, at 10:19 AM, Shaibal Mitra <shaibal.mi...@csi.cuny.edu>
> After weeks of very slow seawatches we were finally rewarded this morning at
> Robert Moses SP, Suffolk LI, near the western end of Fire Island.
> From 07:10-09:55, John Gluth and I tallied 180 Cory's, 46 Great, and 7 Sooty
> Shearwaters, 17 Wilson's Storm-Petrels, and 7 Northern Gannets, all moving
> west to east. We were assisted during portions of the effort by Patricia
> Lindsay, Ken & Sue Feustel, Tom Burke, and Gail Benson.
> Shai Mitra
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