Tripper Paul and I spent Thursday covering a variety of habitats on Long Island with much success. Hoping the influx of vagrant flycatchers in the NE would continue we focused on marsh, grassland and dune scrub habitats with an evening seawatch for good measure. While no rare flycatchers were discovered, time spend with regional breeding birds and continuing rarities was rewarding. Highlights and a few eBird checklist links are below.
Good birding, Sean Sime Brooklyn, NY Captree Island https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57748771 Tricolored Heron Seaside Sparoow Saltmarsh Sparrow Calverton https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57748770 Grasshopper Sparrow Eastern Meadowlark Blue Grosbeak Yellow-billed Cuckoo Orchard Oriole Prairie Warbler Field Sparrow Napeague https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57748769 Sandhill Crane Dune Rd. https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57748766 Roseate Tern Wilson's Storm-Petrel Shinnecock https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57748772 Common Eider Long-tailed Duck Wilson's Storm-Petrel Quogue https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57748774 Whip-poor-will Chuck-will's-widow -- 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/ --