Friday, April 18, 2014

North and South Shores

Today I was out from sunrise to sunset at the following locales: Jones Beach, Oceanside Marine Nature Study Area, Mill Pond (Bellmore), Bayville, Oyster Bay Wildlife Refuge, Muttontown Preserve, Bailey's Arborteum, St John's Pond, Cold Spring Harbor, Uplands Farm Sanctuary, Heckscher Park (Huntington), Lloyd Harbor, Caumsett, Tackapausha and Massapequa Preserve.

Some places were almost lifeless, while others had a lot of activity - overall total was 75 species - Bailey's Arborteum was TEEMING with Yellow Rumped, Palm Warblers and Blue Gray Gnatcatchers..also a Pine Warbler.  I was giving myself whiplash from trying to keep up with all the activity.

Robins, Common Grackles, and Ospreys seemed to be everywhere.  Highlights were:

Jones Beach West End: Towhees, Brown Thrashers and 3 Kestrels on the median, 4 Harlequin Ducks, both Loons, Long Tailed Ducks, Black Scoters, and Piping Plover (and seals) by the inlet
Oceanside Marine Study: 2 Glossy Ibis, Great and Snowy Egrets
Mill Pond (Bellmore): Black Crowned Night Heron
Muttontown Preserve: Red Headed Woodpecker (not much else)
Bayville: 3 Horned Grebes (were not present anywhere else)
Lloyd Harbor: 6 Greater Yellowlegs, Bufflehead

Kestrel - Jones Beach West End

Common Loon - Jones Beach Coast Guard Station

Towhee - Jones Beach West End

Red Throated Loon - Jones Inlet

Piping Plover - Jones Beach West End

Harlequin Ducks - Jones Inlet

Oystercatchers - Jones Beach West End

Oystercatchers - Jones Beach West End

Great and Snowy Egrets - Oceanside Marine Nature Study Area

Great Egret - Oceanside Marine Nature Study Area

Great Egret - Oceanside Marine Nature Study Area

Snowy Egret - Oceanside Marine Nature Study Area

Glossy Ibis - Oceanside Marine Nature Study Area

Tree Swallow - Oceanside Marine Nature Study Area

Osprey - Oceanside Marine Nature Study Area

Snowy Egrets - Oceanside Marine Nature Study Area

Red-Winged Blackbird - Oceanside Marine Study Area

Red Headed Woodpecker - Muttontown Preserve

Blue Gray Gnatcatcher - Bailey's Arborteum

Cardinal - Bailey's Arborteum


Fish Crow - Cold Spring Harbor

Common Grackle - Heckscher Park

Mute Swan female - Heckscher Park

Greater Yellowlegs - Lloyd Harbor

Screech Owl - Massapequa Preserve

Red Bellied Woodpecker - Massapequa Preserve


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Towhee - Jones Beach West End

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