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

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
> 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
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