"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)
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Jones Beach West End: Mourning Warbler
There was a reported Mourning Warbler reported the day before so I headed to Jones Beach to find it - it was found on the Coast Guard property and then later moved to the fence by the hedgerow giving good looks. It was a nice surprise to see it well, especially a bird that has a reputation for being skulky. Other highlights were a Black Throated Blue, Yellow Billed Cuckoo by the fisherman's path, Palm Warblers and an Indigo Bunting. Cooper's Hawks and Merlin continue to plague songbirds - a Cooper's Hawk was seen grabbing a small yellowis bird - at first thought to be the Mourning Warbler.