I figured it was cold and miserable enough that I would be rewarded for putting in some birding time. There was 1 purple sandpiper on the Gardiner's Bay side of Gerard Drive, along with a dozen dunlin, 1 black-bellied plover, and several sanderling. The bay has lots of long-tailed ducks, and there were about 10 surf scoter close to shore. Several red-tails and 1 harrier.
I couldn't find any unusual geese among the hundreds in the field east of Beach Lane in Wainscot, but there is a flock of some 20 horned lark present. *Bruce Horwith* *16 Salt Marsh Path* *East Hampton, NY 11937* *(631) 599-0040* -- 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/ --