Four birders enjoyed a good seabird flight at RMSP this morning on a southeast wind, featuring a close-in dark morph Northern Fulmar (which I did not get on), four adult Black-legged Kittiwakes, three Parasitic Jaegers, twelve Razorbills, and the expected loon and sea duck species. Halfway through our watch a heavy rain moved in, and the wind shifted west resulting in a decline in seabird variety. During our watch hundreds of Bonaparte’s Gulls were observed well off-shore, getting off the water in response to harassment from a Parasitic Jaeger. Two flyby Royal Terns were also observed.
On a related note, the immature Hudsonian Godwit continues at Heckscher State Park Field 7. Good Birding, Ken & Sue Feustel, Shai Mitra, Pat Lindsay -- 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://email@example.com/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/ --