Yesterday's highlights from birding 2 tide cycles at Cupsogue include the 

ARCTIC TERN (1) 1st Summer.
Black Tern (1) 1st Summer.
Roseate (4) Adults
Royal (3) - Eric Salzman (sp) with Eileen Schwinn spotted the first one of the 
day. 2 more were seen on high tide.
Western Willet (1)

About 200 Terns included the expected Common, Forster's and Leasts. Several 
Portlandica types, although fewer than I saw on June 30th.

Shorebird numbers were much lower than the 30th. The Short-billed Dowitchers 
and Red Knots seemed to have pulled out with only a few remaining.

A couple of Least and Semipalmated Sandpipers were new - at least from the 
30th. Overall, lower number of birds.

No sign of the recent Sandwich Tern despite working both the Flats and the 
Mussel beds west of the flats. I opted not to check other locations on Dune 
Road to beat the traffic out of the Hampton's.

A safe and Happy 4th to all.


"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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