Sunday, November 25, 2007

November 25 - Montauk rarities

A great day came about today as I was able to add 4 new "State of New York" birds to my lifetime total. One of these was the Pink-Footed Goose, and this is the first time ever that this species from Greenland has appeared within New York state.
The others were Barnacle Goose, Western Kingbird, and Ash-Throated Flycatcher.

Here is the Western Kingbird. Note the brighter yellow color and black tail.

Here is the Ash-Throated Flycatcher, note the duller yellow and rust-colored tail:

Oddly, the first time I ever saw these geese was earlier in 2007 up in Rhode Island.
You can read about that adventure here.