"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, February 3, 2017
Patchogue, Dune Road, Bellport
Snouty and I started out looking for a reported Tufted Duck at Swan Lake Patchogue and for gulls at Shinnecock Inlet - struck out since we didn't find our target birds, Glaucous or Iceland Gulls. We were thinking our day was a waste until we drove down Dune Road and found an American Bittern. Also saw a Great Blue Heron and juvenile Black Crowned Night Heron. Things got even better when we found a Short Eared Owl. A quick stop at the apartment complex behind the Brookhaven landfill paid off with a beautiful Glaucous Gull, Iceland Gull, flyover Raven and there was a large raptor-type bird by the landfill but I couldn't get a good look.