The biggest surprise at Montauk Point this morning was a Dovekie that flew in
from the south, passed back and forth close below the concession building, sat
briefly, then flew back out to the south. Other highlights there included the
continuing adult Little Gull (two brief appearances), immature Glaucous Gull,
and larger numbers of Razorbills (about 80).
An Eared Grebe on Lake Montauk, visible from the south end, was an exciting new
The Pink-footed Goose continues at Montauk Downs gold course, along with two
Snow Geese, and the number of distinguishable Iceland Gulls at the Lake Montauk
Inlet has been revised up to at least seven (two juvs this morning were both
paler than yesterday's juv; two distinguishable TYs, an adult-like bird with a
dull, black-tipped bill, and a full adult).
[bounce-122256650-11143...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Shaibal Mitra
Sent: Saturday, February 3, 2018 2:51 PM
To: NYSBIRDS (NYSBIRDS-L@cornell.edu)
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Little Gull+ Montauk
An adult Little Gull was present off Montauk Point, Suffolk County, Friday
afternoon and again this morning. When visible, this bird has been in loose
association with about 30 Bonaparte's Gulls, milling over a spectacular
aggregation of scoters and eiders, directly off of the concession building. It
has ben missed, however, both last evening and during late morning today.
Other notable birds at Montauk Point included an immature male King Eider, an
immature Glaucous Gull, and small numbers of Razorbills.
At least five distinguishable Iceland Gulls are present at Lake Montauk Inlet,
and another immature male King Eider was seen at nearby Culloden Point.
Ditch Plains featured a male Harlequin Duck and a female King Eider.
Shai Mitra (birding with Seth Ausubel, Bobby Berlingeri, Pete Morris, Mary
Normandia, and Patricia Lindsay; assisted by Brent Bomkamp and Taylor Sturm;
inspired by Tyler G.)
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