Heading out to Montauk, requires an early morning start, since it is a couple of hours from my place of abode and I tried my best to be sensitive to Andria who is certainly not accustomed to 4:00 a.m. starts, which is what I would normally do when going out to Montauk on my own. We ended up leaving after 5:30 a.m. not what I wanted but it was not too late of a start. A sign of a good day in the making began at Kirk Park, where we enjoyed looking at a flock of White-winged Crossbills (Loxia leucoptera) feeding in the parking lot.
|White-winged Crossbills @ Kirk Park, Montauk LI.|
|Black-headed Gull at Montauk Lake LI|
|Kumlein Gull at Montauk Inlet LI|
|American Bittern on Dune Road LI|
Tags: Black-headed Gull, White-winged Crossbill, Kumlein Gull, American Bittern