Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Field Notes: Nassau and Suffolk County Birding 7-30 – 8-1…

Following the excitement of the Gray Headed Gull at Coney Island Beach I decided to bird out in Nassau and Suffolk county for the next few days. Working several sites, my highlights were a Marbled Godwit, Whimbrels, Manx Shearwater, Black Terns, lots of Royal Terns and killer views of a Clapper Rail. The Clapper Rail was a special sight as the bird preened and sunned in plain view and allowed me to watch and photograph it without trying to hide.  Here are some photos.

Royal Tern

Black Tern

Clapper Rail

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Angad Achappa said...

Awesome images.. Especially the first one, love the low angle!!

The Zen Birdfeeder said...

Cool Clapper Rail! Great image.

Aristarkhos said...

Wish I had such luck. :) Great shots.