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 -- 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/ --