I stopped at a nearby preserve that trails through the Pine Barrens - another new environment for me - highlight was an Ovenbird. I was checking out the sod farms along the way - in a field being plowed I saw gulls and Killdeer and a Turkey Vulture overhead.
At Sans Souci Preserve, Sayville, I found a few warblers including a juvenile Blackburnian. Stops along the Peconic, Sunken Meadow and Makamah Preserve were unproductive so I stopped again by Jones Beach West End to see the Buff Breasted Sandpipers - only saw one this time.
|Red Tailed Hawk|
|Baltimore Oriole female|
|Blackburnian Warbler - juvenile|
|Buff Breasted Sandpiper|
|Black Bellied Plover|