Friday, May 27, 2016

Jones Beach, Plumb Beach, Nickerson Beach: Roseate Tern

I started out at the Jones Beach Coast Guard Station - highlight was a Red Knot.  I went to Plumb Beach because a Nelson Sparrow was seen there and was the only report lifer seen recently.  I did not see it and came back to Nassau County.  On the way back I saw a report from Sy Schiff of a Roseate Tern at Nickerson Beach.  The reported bird had bands on both legs and a pink belly.  I did find a Roseate Tern on the east side of the colony with a Common Tern - it was not the same bird, but it was still a lifer so that's good enough for me.  : )  I also saw my FOS Black Skimmers.

Roseate Tern
Roseate Tern, Common Tern
Black Skimmers

1 comment:

  1. Right on the beach u bring ur camper and enjoy life. May not give u the views of our east on the beach but great to get away and be a 2 minute walk to the water.
    nickerson beach