Shai Mitra just called to report 69 Lesser Black-backed Gulls at Robert Moses--17 at Field 2 and 52 at Field 5. They are of all ages, including 1 juvenile, and many SY, older immatures and adults.
I had 4 at Heckscher SP Field 6 earlier. The puddles at Field 7 are filling slowly but the grassy areas were still not flooded as of this morning. An Osprey was up to its belly bathing in the center puddle. There were even 14 Mallards; there haven't been any ducks in weeks. While I was there 3 Greater Yellowlegs came and went, and 5 Semipalmated Plovers, a Least Sandpiper and the usual number of Killdeer (8 today) were staying put. But it is of course a very dynamic situation, especially with the storms around, so I expect there will be a lot of turnover in the next few days. Patricia Lindsay Bay Shore -- 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/ --