Saturday, November 17, 2012

November 17 - Long Island rarities

This morning frinds Andy, Jen, Bill & I went out east to Long Island.  First stop was Caumsett State Park to try for the Northern Shrike that was reported by John Gluth earlier this week. We did not see the Shrike but did locate a Lark Sparrow.
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Next we went to Herkscher State Park and enjoyed both Red and White-Winged Crossbills, and many Red-Breasted Nuthatches.

The last stop on our way back west was Jones Beach, which recently re-opened partially after Hurricane Sandy.  Here we had both Red and White-Winged Crossbills, and a pair of Cave Swallows all in the West End Lot 2.