|Seth, Rich and Al|
|Digiscoped shot of the Deer Way Western Tanager.|
|Digiscoped shot of one of the two 2nd Winter Iceland Gulls at Montauk Harbor|
|Digiscoped shots of both male and female King Eiders at Montauk LI.|
From the jetty, we made a stop for food. Now, this food stop was a big deal for Rich who was set on having a pork sandwich that was legendary according to Seth. Apparently, Rich had witnessed Seth purchasing some pork sandwiches on another Montauk trip and was dying to try it out. When we met up with Seth, Rich wasted no time in bringing up the topic of pork sandwiches and so the pressure was on Seth to deliver. Well, deliver he did and that sandwich was a hit. We were all staggering around filled up on a number 14 with contented looks on our faces while scouting for a Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) and Northern Shrike (Lanius excubitor) off Napeague. Both birds were no shows, but we did find "Larry" the Lesser-black backed Gull (Larus fuscus). A phone call from Tom Burke clued us into the presence of King Eiders (Somateria spectabilis) at Camp Hero. Of course it had to be Tom (Mr. Perseverance) who would find the King Eiders. We got back to the location just as Tom and others were leaving and found 4 King Eiders, 1 adult male and 3 females. I picked out another male making the tally 2 males and 4 females. It was fun studying the female King Eiders because they can be very tough to pick out in rafts of Common Eiders.
|Short eared Owl at Dune Road LI.|
Tags: Western Tanager, Iceland GullRazorbill, King Eider, Short Eared Owl, Montauk LI