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.
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