This morning's heavy rains and strong southeasterly winds predictably grounded 
a large number of Lesser Black-backed Gulls at Robert Moses SP, Suffolk County. 
The total from Fields 2, 3, and 5 was at least 60, including at least five 
beautiful juveniles:

Two fresh juv Ring-billed Gulls were also notable, as this age class has been 
very slow to move down to the coast this year.

Visibility was terrible during the heavy rain, but it improved markedly around 
8:45. In one hour I counted 10 Cory's, 5 Great, and 1 Manx Shearwater, all 
moving west to east. Also of note were 11 Northern Gannets, an adult light 
morph Parasitic Jaeger, and a fresh juv Bonaparte's Gull, similarly moving to 
the east. 

Shai Mitra
Bay Shore

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