I drove up to Ransom Beach to see the reported female King Eider - I found another birder who said it took off heading east but I couldn't find it. While looking for it I did see my FOS Horned Grebes and a late Seimipalmated Plover. A brief stop at Muttontown Preserve was non-productive except for a wren (Winter, I think)
I drove to the spot where the Ash Throated Flycatcher was (Long Beach before the giant hotel thing) and was treated to some good views. A Coopers or Sharpie Hawk came down but the Flycatcher took cover long before it was near. I tried finding a reported 1st year Glaucous Gull seen the day before but didn't see it.
I drove back to Jones Beach West End and found a Cooper's Hawk sitting at the outer turnaround
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