"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)
Friday, April 8, 2016
Oak Beach, Fuchs Pond, Sunken Meadow, Avalon Preserve, Quogue Wildlife Refuge: Hooded Warbler
First thing I did was go back towards Oak Beach to get some decent shots of the continuing Upland Sandpiper. I tried finding reported Pectoral Sandpipers at Captree Island, but could not locate any. I'm fairly sure I did see a male Blue Winged Teal but I can't 100% confirm. I went back to Avalon Preserve in the hopes of finding the leucistic Robin again or a Bobwhite - no luck except for 2 Turkey Vultures overhead. I saw a report of a Hooded Warbler at Quogue Wildlife Refuge - I figured I was into Suffolk County already so was worth a try. With the help of another birder I found the Hooded Warbler - extremely early in the season. Also saw Pine Warblers up close at the feeders.