On the advice of Pat, I subsequently visited Timber Point Country Club Golf Course, which is located nearby and is known to host flocks of Geese when they are not at Heckscher. I did not find any, but the next day, two Long Island birders, John Gluth and Derek Rogers individually saw the Black Brant on the Golf Course. So, I was back on Long Island today, and went straight to Timber Point Country Club Golf Course. After about 20 minutes, I found a (the) flock of Brants (estimated at about 600) and after patiently working the flock, finally spied my target bird as I spotted a near complete white collar from one of the raised head. I spent some time working the flock studying and enjoying this bird. My first Black Brandt and another to add to my collection of rare geese. Here are some photos.
|I cropped this photo to make it easier to see the Black Brant in this flock?|
|Here is a nice look at the almost complete white collar.|
Black Brant, Timber Point Golf Club, Long Island