This afternoon, I was looking out the window at my mother’s home on Manhasset 
Bay around 3PM and I spotted an adult Northern Gannet. I went down on the dock 
with binoculars and was treated to very close views of 2 adult birds 
plunge-diving together into the relatively shallow bay waters. (It was a very 
high tide at the time and I believe the water depth is only about 7 to 9 feet).
They’re found with some regularity in western LI Sound but they rarely wander 
into the adjacent bay, so this was a nice treat on a cold Spring day. Also, a 
Red-throated Loon was on the bay.


Glenn Quinn

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