After a late start yesterday (like this post - sorry !) my "gut" opted for doing Smith Point Co. Pk., Mastic first, followed by a ride down Dune Rd. from the Post La. Bridge, Quogue, to Shinnicock Inlet, Hampton Bays. I, of course, was hoping for some windblown vagrants, which had decided to linger awhile !
SPCP's ocean and picnic areas were almost birdless, but it's huge parking lot, with its history of producing good birds, was not to be denied ! All our 4 common gulls were in attendance, along with 3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, and a Iceland/Kumlien's Gull ! The LBBGs consisted of 1 juvenile, 1 adult non-breeding and another adult in full breeding plumage. The Iceland/Kumlien's Gull is, I believe, closest to a 3rd winter bird, and proved to be the highlight of the day ! The trip along Dune Rd. did not provide anything memorable...oh well, I can't get too greedy now ! Cheers, Bob -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L 3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01 Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --