Hi all, As Steve Walter mentioned yesterday, a Brown Booby was reported to eBird last week from a fishing boat traveling through the bay islands north of Jones Beach. A photo at close range was provided. The observer reports that the bird landed on their boat near the “Point Lookout houses” while returning from fishing and stayed on their boat for some time. The captain of this boat reports that the bird has been doing this with some degree of regularity since July.
There seems to have been decent coverage of the Jones Beach inlet waters in recent weeks, thanks to Steve and others, so I am not sure what the best strategy would be to see this thing! Best, Brendan Fogarty -- 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/ --