Sunday, August 22, 2010

July 18 - Jamaica Bay Refuge

Friend Simon K. and I met here to view the American White Pelican that has spent some time on the bay. We had the Pelican straight away, and that was very good news for Simon because it represents a life bird for him, as he is here on work assignment and normally resides in Winchester, England.
The Pelican was good news for me too as it was the first time I have seen this species in New York State.

Also seen today while in the Refuge were Blue-Winged Teal, both species of Night-Heron, several Stilt Sandpipers and Short-Billed Dowitchers along with American Oystercatchers, and terns of Least, Common, and Forster's.