All mentioned below except for the Royal Terns are here so far today.
> On Jul 4, 2017, at 6:03 AM, Andrew Baksh <birdingd...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 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
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> Andrew Baksh
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