Thursday, May 26, 2016

Jones Beach West End, Big Egg Marsh, Jamaica Bay, Massapequa: Summer Tanager

Along with Mike Z we looked around the west end for any late migrants - there were some Willow Flycatchers and Pewees, but the best find was a Summer Tanager that appeared for a short time.  I didn't get a good photo, but did see it well (it was right in front of us)

We checked out Big Egg Marsh since there were some good recent sightings there but perhaps because it was high tide, we just didn't find anything of interest.  We left and went to the west area/ "West Pond".  In the marsh we saw a Little Blue Heron and Gull Billed Tern - at the breach there were many Laughing Gulls feeding on new laid Horseshoe Crab eggs.  In the garden we saw Willow Flycatcher, Pewee, Black Throated Green Warbler and a Yellow Billed Cuckoo.

I stopped at Massapequa Preserve - not much going on except Red Eye and Warbling Vireos and a white Pigeon.

Summer Tanager
Laughing Gulls
Yellow Billed Cuckoo
Pigeon, Mallard

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