Joe Giunta and I (Sy Schiff) found the bar at the marina covered with shorebirds. They included AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, DUNLIN, several RED KNOT, and 2 RUDDY TURNSTONE. Several FORSTER’S TERN flew over the bar. In the inlet were 3 COMMON EIDER, SURF SCOTER and a RED-THROATED LOON.
As we walked down the swale 3 HORNED LARK flew up’ On the beach were 5 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER and 2 very late PIPING PLOVER. A NORTHERN HARRIER flew over the dunes. The parking lot held 7 LESSER BLACK-BACK GULLS. At Pt. Lookout we walked through the new memorial and to the beach. There in the surf to our left were 2 HARLEQUIN, another on the west side of the jetty, an AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER on the jetty and a COMMON EIDER in the water. Breezy sunny day for a birthday. 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://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/ --