[nysbirds-l] Brown booby off Fire Island (Suffolk Co)

2018-07-31 Thread Charles Witek
Yesterday afternoon, around 4:00 pm, 15.9 miles, 308 degrees from Fire Island Inlet. Just finishing up a day chumming for sharks with a Stony Brook U research team when the bird did a fly-by over the chum slick. I was originally unsure about the ID, but one of the others on board was a grad

Re: [nysbirds-l] Exotic ID?

2020-06-13 Thread Charles Witek
Likely a pen-raised bird that always fed from a dish or tray, removing the opportunity for the bill to be worn down normally. As someone alluded to before, the bird was probably either an escape from a shooting preserve or a survivor from a dog-training session. On Sat, Jun 13, 2020 at 1:05 PM