I spent the day yesterday seawatching from Breezy point in Queens. Since the 
West wind was very strong, I ended up lying down on top of a dune in the 
morning to stay steady and at lower tide during the afternoon I used the dike 
as a partial shelter.

Highlights were:

1 Great Shearwater, flying against the wind close to shore (poor documenting 
photos in ebird list below, taken from the dune).
2 Jaeger sp. (1 juv. light form and 1 dark form. Too distant for safe species 
ID.)
1 ad. Black-legged Kittiwake
1 Iceland Gull
1 Lesser black-backed Gull
4 Royal Terns
8300 Northern Gannets in flight West bound, mainly in the morning; groups of 
several hundred birds fishing during the afternoon.

Detectable sea duck migration was very small compared to the previous day.

Ebird list:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40619990

Matthieu


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