This AM, from 1000 to ~ 1145, Steve Biasetti led the above field trip. There were ~ 25 participants, who were thrilled with the way it started out ! Before even taking a step away from our meeting location (the west breakwater) we had wonderful views of the "bird of the day"...a lingering Snowy Owl. "Oakland's Restaurant", while closed for the season, did a brisk bit of birding business today ! Out in the bay, the most numerous specie was Long-tailed Duck, with a rough count of ~ 1000...certainly the largest group of Old Squaws* I have ever seen on L.I., or for that matter, anywhere. Also seen were ~ 200 C.Eiders, all 3 Scoters, and ~ 50 Harbor Seals. The series of stops, as we moved west, produced good numbers of Black Ducks, Buffleheads and at least 1 N.Harrier.
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