Joe Giunta and I (Sy Schiff) stopped to view the Shot Beach bar at Jones west end on our way east. Five minutes after we arrived a large group of AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS joined the ones on the bar bringing with them a MARBLED GOTWIT. Nice. The good ones usually fly off, not fly in. Other shorebirds included BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, 20 RED KNOT, 2 still bright red, SANDERLING, RUDDY TURNSTONE and SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER. A single COMMON TERN and several FORSTER’S TERN plus a GREAT EGRET were present. Some half dozen OSPREY were in the West End.
We arrived at Heckscher Field #7 to find a group actively looking and photographing a GOLDEN PLOVER and a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER. Again nice. Other shorebirds included 15+ KILLDEER, 1 SEMIPALMADED PLOVER, 2 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER and a GREATER YELLOWLEGS. A MERLIN was in the neighborhood harassing the STARLING flock. Sy Sent from Mail for Windows 10 -- 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/ --