The highlights from 2 tide cycles at Cupsogue today include the following:

BROWN PELICAN (BRPE): observed during an early morning seawatch. The bird 
touched down briefly and then continued on  heading in a NW direction. I kept 
an eye on the nearby sand spits hoping it may have circled back but it 
apparently kept on going.

Roseate Terns (2)

Flagged Semipalmated Sandpiper - this one I was able to read.

Ringed Short-billed Dowitcher - I have not seen many of these in the field so 
it was a treat to find one. This bird had 4 color rings in addition to its 
federal band. I am looking forward to finding out who uses this banding scheme.

Wild Turnkey with 2 chicks - notable for me as it is my first for Cupsogue.

Lesser Black-backed Gulls 3, aged as 2Cy and 3Cy types.

The Tern numbers were again low with not much variety. Shorebird numbers appear 
to hold steady. Although there was a definite uptick in Short-billed Dowitchers 
as I broke the 200 count today.

Other than the Brown Pelican in the AM, the seawatching was non productive.


"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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