Saturday, March 7, 2015

Jones Beach, Jones Beach West End

Most of my visit to Jones Beach today was from my car  - only occasionally getting out to scan the dunes or get a better photo (to avoid the heat coming from under car)  The amount of raptors were impressive - most were off Wantagh Parkway and were Red Tailed Hawks -one was feeding on a Canada Goose, a few light morph Rough Legged Hawks- one chased away by Crows, a Short Eared Owl popped up briefly, Northern Harriers over the dunes as usual.  The Northen Harrier I saw was white underneath - a juvenile perhaps onto becoming a grey ghost.  By the coast guard lot was a large flock of a mix of Horned Larks, Snow Buntings, and about a dozen Lapland Longspurs.

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