Highlights from a few hours at Breezy Point this morning included a (flyby/flushed ?) Marbled Godwit.
Other notables included 4 flagged Sanderlings all of which were documented. A White-winged and 1 Surf Scoter continue. The White-winged Scoter was first observed on July 18th and 2 Surf Scoters were seen on the evening of July 25th. Only one seen today. 3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls on the beach among the usual suspects; two aged as 2CY and the other 3CY. My favorite part of the day was looking at eleven juvenile Great Black-backed Gulls. The “Beast of the East.” Tern numbers seem down. Mostly Common Terns, adults with several juveniles were fishing and loafing on the beach. The Ocean was tame today a far cry from the angry sea of a few days ago. Despite the lack of reports to the list serve from Queens Coastal, I was out there sea watching on a few occasions during the week. A few Wilson’s Storm-Petrels were all I got for my efforts. 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 The Art of War > (\__/) > (= '.'=) > (") _ (") > Sent from somewhere in the field using my mobile device! Andrew Baksh www.birdingdude.blogspot.com -- 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://email@example.com/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/ --