Today saw a visit to Long Island with the first stop being Jones Beach. Here we saw such goodies as Lapland Longspur in the West End 6 parking lot, and a Snowy Owl along the beachfront.
On our way back west toward home we made a detour to lower Manhattan. Here we saw the Varied Thrush which has been reported for the past few days. We did get fine views of this bird at it's Stuyvesant Oval location. Ironically this vagrant is not even a year bird, as we had seen another Varied Thrush in Prospect Park back in March of 2013.