Friday, April 15, 2011

April 15, 2011: Birding Long Island (Jamaica Bay and Jones Beach)

We started out the morning at Jamaica Bay NWR near JFK
Song Sparrow
Brown-Headed Cowbird
Tree Swallow on his nest
a raft of ducks, mostly Scaup
Double Crested Cormorant
American Kestrel

Lots of shots of Glossy Ibis today (a first time photographing of this species)

We also got some nice shots of flying Brant

Greater Scaup
Above and Below: Flying Osprey

Little Blue Heron
lots of Ruddy Ducks
Forster's Tern
Great Egret
Above and Below: Views of the Manhattan Skyline from Jamaica Bay

Jones Beach State Park
Northern Flicker
Above and Below: Common Loon

Northern Mockingbird

Below: Brants at Jones Beach

Below: American Osytercatchers on the beach

A few Long Island Road Signs

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