There was a Clay-colored Sparrow at Jones Beach today, around the hedgerows near the Coast Guard station. It sounds like it may have been seen Monday, as well, but doesn't seem to be seen for long. Fortunately, I took long range pictures - which, at least, don't take off before the ID can be verified. I think Ed Becher was one of the previous observers. He was definitely one of the observers today - being the one that spotted it - of a young / female type Blue Grosbeak on the south side of the entrance road to the parking lot.
Birds of note on the sand spit were a juvenile Caspian Tern and its parent, as well as at least three continuing Marbled Godwits. Steve Walter Bayside, NY -- 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/ --