I tried my luck by Zachs Bay/ the Amphi-theater and saw a few Glossy Ibis take off from behind the stadium but access is blocked so I couldn't locate the spot where they were. In the distance on the beach I viewed 2 large birds - after walking a little closer, I discovered they were the pair of Peregrine Falcons that live in the Jones Beach tower. They caught a bird (Pigeon?) and after a while took off with it and landed in the nearby parking lot. One of them had dinner while the other circled ahead and occasionally landed. After a while that one perched on the tower while the other continued eating. As I was leaving, one was being chased by a few Red-Winged Blackbirds.
During a quick stop at Tackapausha I saw 3 young Black Crowned Night Herons on a fence by the bridge.
|Greater Scaup - female|