The Sandhill Crane originally reported to eBird by Bruce Horwith and found earlier in the day by Paul D. was still present in front of the Napeague fish factory at 3:45.
There is currently lots of westbound traffic and the bird was quite close to Cranberry Hole road. I also watched 5 guys with fishing rods and an off leash dog saunter by not more than 40 feet from the bird. It seemed unperturbed, but who knows what’s going on inside its head. This bird is clearly a wildcard. Careful parking. I’d suggest pulling off the road slightly west of the factory and locating the bird (was in a fenced area) from your car so as not to accidentally flush it. Not much room. -Chris Sent from my iPod -- 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/ --