This morning there was a continuing MARBLED GODWIT at Breezy point, usually about half way between the 4x4 trail and the jetty. Early in the morning it was down on the beach, but as more joggers, etc... were showing up, it tended to stay farther up the beach, near or in the roped off area. It always liked to hang out with the oystercatchers.
Near the jetty, there was a juvenile BLACK TERN feeding with the Common Terns. After a bit of a wait, the bird finally landed in with the large Common Tern flock on the beach. I had 12 shorebird species including two Lesser Yellowlegs in the puddle in the 4x4 parking lot, and 3 Red Knots, one of which was banded. A Peregrine buzzed the lot once mid morning, but didn't return. There was a single first year Lesser Black-backed Gull on the beach in front of the opening to the 4x4 trail. Ebird list and photos below: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47900795 https://www.flickr.com/photos/129132563@N05/ Good birding, Tripper -- 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/ --