"I'm sharing my photos and stories of my bird watching adventures on Long Island. I also feature my sightings from around the USA and other countries when I travel. I hope you enjoy them." - Rob (from Massapequa)
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Eastport, Dune Road, Montauk
I saw recent reports of a Ross's Goose in Eastport and Ash Throated Flycatcher in Montauk - I tried thinking I would get 2 easy lifers but didn't find them. My consolation was finally a decent look and photo of my "nemesis bird" from last winter - an American Bittern. I saw one last year but only for a second. There was lots of action off Montauk Point and Gosman's Dock - lots of Scoters, gulls, both loons and some Gannets. On several occasions the gulls mobbed the loons who were catching fish - the gulls also were diving into the water for fish. Only other bird that stood out was a Bonaparte Gull by Gosman's.