To my knowledge, the Townsend's Warbler was not seen today at Phillip Healey Beach. But a consolation prize appeared in the form of a Black-headed Gull, first spotted by Alicia Williams. The BHGU was seen on the beach among the Ring-billed Gulls. The Painted Bunting continues at Jones Beach near the so called Gatsby Playground. I would say it's rather dependable, although a wait is sometimes required. The Western Grebe was not seen at Point Lookout. Hopefully not, but maybe it's a one day wonder - a day which I believe is one too late for the CBC count period. There was a drake Harlequin Duck by the third jetty. Two days too late for the count period, but found today by Ernst is a Lapland Longspur at the top of the swale area at Jones Beach West End 2. Some of these birds were snagged by my camera recently, and can be seen at my web site http://stevewalternature.com/ .
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