Wednesday, October 18, 2017
It's now "sparrow season" so I went to the Coast Guard area since Clay Colored and Lincoln's were reported yesterday - I walked around the hedgerow a few times, a little on the median and a little down the fisherman's path. Lots of expected birds for this time of year - Yellow Rumps, Kinglets, Phoebes, Tree Swallows, some Palm Warblers. Saw at least 2 pair of Surf Scoters off the north side of the sandbar, Swamp, Chipping, a Field and lots of Song Sparrows. I might have seen a Clay Colored Sparrow - stood out from the Chipping Sparrows...One bird caught my eye turned out to be a Pine Warbler. Highlight of the day was a Lark Sparrow that I found after thinking about Lark Sparrows. (like my Wilson's Snipe locating method)
Friday, October 6, 2017
I went by Venetian Shores a couple of times to see the Long Billed Dowitchers - there were about 7 or 8 among a large group of Yellowlegs. There was a group of Black Skimmers, Laughing Gulls and Forster's Terns on the beach. There were large numbers of Yellow Rumped Warblers passing through at Robert Moses.I also got a look at a Cape May Warbler.
Monday, October 2, 2017
|Little Blue Heron|
Friday, September 29, 2017
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Reported earlier in the day, this was the kind of thing I needed from my disenchantment from not seeing any lifers recently. I refound the bird and it popped up a couple of times by the Field 2 volleyball area. It was chased a couple of times by Song Sparrows - the white wing patches were obvious in flight. I also went to the Jones Beach Coast Guard to look for a continuing Whimbrel but I didn't see it although I probably could've tried harder but the winds were too much for me.
Monday, September 18, 2017
Around this time I went to Alley Pond Park to chase a report of a Connecticut Warbler but did not find it. At Jones Beach Field 6 I saw a group of terns that had about 6 Black Terns in it. A Royal Tern was also on the beach. Most of the beach was flooded from a storm over the ocean.
|Black Tern (upper right)|