Sunday, November 1, 2015

Jones Beach West End, Smith Point State Park

I took a quick drive through Jones Beach West End and stopped at the Coast Guard Station - only saw a few sparrows (Song) and Yellow Rumped Warblers.  The Coast Guard sandbar was covered with shorebirds and waterfowl- Oystercatchers, Comorants, Gulls, Dunlin, Sanderlings, Black Bellied Plovers (lots), Brant, and a few Forster's Terns.  There were also some Forster's Terns feeding in the bay as well as some scoters - I was able to ID a Black Scoter at least.

At Smith Point State Park, the lot hosted some gulls and around 10 Black Bellied Plovers.  I was surprised to also find 3 Semi-Palmated Plovers still around.

Black Bellied Plover, Dunlin, Forster's Terns
Black Bellied Plover

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