Jones Beach was somewhat disappointing - not many warblers or flashy migrants - lots of Towhees, Robins and Brown Thrashers. I stopped at Green island where there were a lot of Boat Tailed Grackles and a pair of Green Winged Teal. By the Coast Guard Station I saw Chipping Sparrows, Common Terns, lots of Piping Plover, Common Loon in good plumage, Black Bellied Plovers, and my FOS Short Billed Dowitchers. There was a lingering female Scaup and Red Breasted Merganser - still lots of Brant.
I had the best luck at Muttontown Preserve and spent most of my time by the kettle ponds. The birds made me work to get photos, but a little patience paid off. Warblers included Blue Winged, lots of Black and Whites, Ovenbird, Yellow, Common Yellowthroat, Northern Waterthrush, Redstarts, Yellow Rumped, and Northern Parula. Also saw a Solitary Sandpiper, Green Heron, and Veery.
There were a lot of Chipping Sparrows at Bailey's Arborteum and saw my FOS Ruby Throated Hummingbird and Ruby Crowned Kinglet at Massapequa Preserve.
|Blue Winged Warbler|
|Yellow Rumped Warbler|
|Black and White Warbler|
|Short Billed Dowitcher|
|Black Bellied Plover, Dunlin|
|Black Crowned Heron|
|Screech Owl - grey one is back|
|Screech Owl back home|
|Screech Owl - red morph|