We spent all of Saturday, and most of Sunday up west. In the A.M. we watched our #3 grandson, Brendan, play for the Chaminade J.V. Football Team, which beat a good Cardinal Hayes squad, and qualified for the CHSAA championship against Iona Prep next Saturday...Go Flyers ! In the P.M., I went down to Jones Beach in search of the Gray Kingbird, without success. The west end was quiet, although I did have a total of 8 Lesser Black-backed Gulls in West End Field 2 (7 in the west parking lot, with an additional bird in the eastern p/lot. I then went as far east as the Gilgo Marina Community, which was equally as quiet - I did, however, see single Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk and Merlin !
After sleeping over at our daughter's in Rockville Centre, on Sunday afternoon we routed ourselves through Jones Beach, which was even quieter than the day before. Nary a single Lesser Black-backed Gull was found at WEJB2, with a perched Merlin in the east lot the only bird of note. Another resting Merlin, was the only notable bird seen along the entire length of the Ocean Parkway ! Cheers, Bob -- 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/ --