I think Bank Swallows are nesting at Breezy Point. I saw a few going into burrows on the bay side about halfway back from the jetty a couple of weeks ago.
On Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 11:03 AM Andrew Baksh <birdingd...@gmail.com> wrote: > Yesterday morning, I hiked the East Pond doing a complete shorebird > survey. Overall, the number of shorebirds were down. Especially the > Yellowlegs and Short-billed Dowitchers. > > 12 Stilt Sandpipers were mostly up around the north end along with my > first observation of Semipalmated Plovers on the pond for the season. > American Oystercatchers continue to show up on the pond in good numbers. 27 > were loafing on the Raunt before taking off as I made my way north. > > The duckage continue to hold a few Summer surprises. Green-winged Teal, > American Wigeon and RED-BREASTED MERGANSER were all observed. > > Two continuing BONAPARTE’s GULLS were also seen comfortably feeding on the > pond edges. > > On Sunday 7-15) at Breezy Point the highlights were two storm driven > WHIMBRELS (put down in the rain & left just as the rain paused), two 2CY > Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 1 Banded Adult Herring Gull and two BANK > SWALLOWS. > > Also notable was a juvenile Ring-billed Gull (RBGU). I have not seen too > many juvenile RBGU at Breezy so that was a treat. This one I would deem to > be the brown-type. Where the general appearance is of a brown chocolate > color showing the distinctive feature of large scapulars with solidly dark > centers. > > About 1,000 Sanderlings dotted the shoreline along with Semipalmated > Sandpipers, Least Sandpipers and Semipalmated Plovers. Some Piping Plovers > were also active with a few juveniles indicating successful nesting. > > A decent number of Terns (few hundred) were offshore but nothing outside > of the expected Common, Forster’s and Leasts in various age classes. > > A link to Phone scoped images of the Lesser Black-backed Gulls. > https://twitter.com/birdingdude/status/1019234656896634880?s=21 > > Cheers, > > > -------- > "I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the > ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own > abhorrence." ~ Frederick Douglass > > 風 Swift as the wind > 林 Quiet as the forest > 火 Conquer like the fire > 山 Steady as the mountain > Sun Tzu <http://refspace.com/quotes/Sun_Tzu> *The Art of War* > <http://refspace.com/quotes/The_Art_of_War> > > (\__/) > (= '.'=) > > (") _ (") > > Sent from somewhere in the field using my mobile device! > > > Andrew Baksh > www.birdingdude.blogspot.com > -- > *NYSbirds-L List Info:* > Welcome and Basics <http://www.northeastbirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm> > Rules and Information <http://www.northeastbirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm> > Subscribe, Configuration and Leave > <http://www.northeastbirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm> > *Archives:* > The Mail Archive > <http://email@example.com/maillist.html> > Surfbirds <http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L> > ABA <http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01> > *Please submit your observations to **eBird* > <http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>*!* > -- > -- 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/ --