I saw a bird at 11am at Mill Pond in Bellemore that was Most likely the common 
Gallinule that Joe Landesberg found last week. The bird was not visible when I 

Mid size gray waterbird, feeding on a patch of vegetation on the surface of 
water. The body was wide. The neck was long and slender.  The bill was thick 
conical, and had a down curved look to it, not duck-like. Wish I had better 
lighting, because I could not pick up color or pattern on the plumage because 
of the direct sunlight (other than a first overall gray look). 

The bird was eating at the surface of the water.  It dove once in a 5 minute 
period, and resurfaced about 10 feet away, a few seconds later.  

Observed in middle of pond, but it was not there when I got to the pond.  Not 
seen when I stopped by yesterday either. 

There was a 7am eBird report of this bird today, at this location.  This bird 
might be coming in out of the thick pond vegetation.

Good luck,


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