Sorry for the previous post.  That's what I get for trying to type this 
on my laptop while sitting in my recliner.  In any event, the Smithtown 
Count was held on Wednesday, December 27 under clear, cold conditions 
with light winds.  We recorded a total of 109 species.  The highlights 
are listed below: 


4 Cackling Goose
1 King Eider
31 Common Merganser
3 Gannet
5 Bobwhite
11 Turkey
2 Virginia Rail
1 Great Egret
5 Black-bellied Plover
1 Spotted Sandpiper
1 Razorbill
1 Lesser Black-backed Gull
5 Killdeer
5 Purple Sandpiper
2 Bald Eagle
4 Cooper's Hawk
1 Barn Owl
1 Snowy Owl
2 Northern Saw-whet Owl
34 Eastern Screech Owl
15 Great Horned Owl
15 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
3 Peregrine Falcon
1 Eastern Phoebe
412 Blue Jay (near high count)
53 American Crow (all time low count)
4 Raven
1 Horned Lark
3 Marsh Wren
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1 Purple Finch
4 Snow Bunting
2 Orange-crowned Warbler
1 Field Sparrow
4 Chipping Sparrow
16 Savannah Sparrow
89 Rusty Blackbird (high count)


Count Week:
Red-necked Grebe
Semipalmated Plover
Black-headed Gull
Merlin


Rich Gostic
Compiler








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