Monday, July 14, 2008

July 13 - Cupsogue County Park

In search of pelagic birds today, my friends and I went to eastern Long Island's Cupsogue County Park. This located at the western end of Dune Road, near the Hamptons.
While we did not have any luck on the sea-watching front we did get to see several types of Terns, namely the species of Common, Least, Roseate, Sandwich, and Black:


Later I was able to get nice views of the Roseate Tern:credit: Mike Fahay

Also seen here today were wonderful views of Salt-Marsh Sharp-Tailed Sparrow:
credit: Glen Tepke

Other species seen today were Seaside Sparrow, Boat-Tailed Grackle, Oystercatcher, Short-Billed Dowitcher, Least and Semi-Palmated Sandpipers, some non-breeding Red-Throated Loons, Willet, Black Skimmer, Little Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, Piping Plover and Black-Bellied Plover.