Northern Lapwings

Northern Lapwings

Northern Lapwings at Deep Hollow Ranch, Montauk Long Island

Today Renee Davis and I traveled to Montauk, Long Island to try for the NORTHERN LAPWINGS. We were not disappointed. We arrived to be told they had just flown off, but that they almost always go to the same location behind the Nature Center property when they leave the south pasture at the Deep Hollow Ranch. We immediately went to the location and found the two birds among many Canada Geese. It was a wonderful scene and a life bird I had wanted for many years. I was able to get some long distance shots of the duo which are passable for identification purposes. We had a great morning, viewing the Lapwings at length when they returned to the south pasture. We then went to Montauk Point to view scoters, eiders and gannets. A Nashville Warbler was a nice find. We then headed back to Alley Pond Park where we were unsuccessful in our attempt for the Virginia’s Warbler. It had been seen earlier in the afternoon, but no one present had seen it in the late afternoon. That fact didn’t effect a great day of birding. Here is the total trip list for the day on Long Island:

Mute Swan
Canada Geese
Common Eider
Black Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Surf Scoter
Red-throated Loon
Common Loon
Double-crested Cormorant
Northern Gannet
Bald Eagle
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Blue Jay
American Crow
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Black-capped Chickadee
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
American Robin
Hermit Thrush
Northern Mockingbird
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Northern Cardinal
American Pipit
Horned Lark
European Starling
Tree Swallow
Carolina Wren
Nashville Warbler
Dark-eyed Junco
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
House Sparrow

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