Saturday, October 3, 2015
Jones Beach: Hurricane Joaquin
Since the waves were rough and there were some reports of seabirds flying close to shore in Brooklyn, I took a drive down by Jones Beach...at the West End 2 lot, there were some Lesser Black Backed Gulls (sort of the new norm) and on the beach was a bird that I couldn't ID from the distance. The wind was so strong that it knocked my scope and tripod over! At Field 6 there were lots of gulls - notably juvenile Laughing Gulls. There were several Black Bellied Plovers on the beach.