Wednesday, November 8, 2017

November 8 - Corn Crake!

I have had a busy fall and need to catch up on my blog, however, I cannot let seeing a bird as spectacular as a Corn Crake on Long Island go by without a mention. The bird was found near Cedar Beach on the Jones Beach barrier strip in Suffolk County, NY yesterday. Today Ann and I were among the many birders who dashed out to see such a spectacular rarity. The bird did not disappoint!
My last life bird on land (as opposed to pelagic species offshore) in New York State was a Western Reef Heron in Brooklyn ten years ago.

Corn Crake 11/08/2017

Afterwards, we went over to Heckscher State Park and saw two of the Hudsonian Godwits and the Long-billed Dowitcher that have been there.

Hudsonian Godwit 11/08/2017

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