I was at home trying to get some work done in the midst of answering e-mails and phone calls from several birders who were concerned about the water level at the East Pond of Jamaica Bay in Queens (more on that in another post), when the e-mail came in about a Red Phalarope at West End II at Jones Beach LI, New York. There was no mention of plumage and I did not recognize the e-mail so I was unable to verify the source. The first thought that crossed my mind was about the identification. Was it right?
|In this photo, you could see that she has a damaged left leg.|
|What an absolute stunning Red Phalarop--Shorebirds are the shiznit.|
Tags: Jones Beach LI New York, Long Island, Red Phalarope