"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, 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.