Indigo Bunting

Yesterday afternoon I hopped over to Jamaica Bay to look for the White-faced Ibis Sean Sime and Rob Jett found on Thursday. I didn’t locate it, nor did a couple of other birders who were out looking. (I did hear that it was relocated this morning, exactly where it was on Thursday. Maybe it’s just a morning bird.) However I did get some wonderful closeup looks at my first Indigo Bunting this year:

Indigo Bunting

Also of note were the first Canada goslings of the season:

Two Canada Geese with four goslings crossing the path

On the other hand it was a bad day for W birds: not a single woodpecker and only one unidentified warbler. I did, however, see quite a few Willets.

Total species count for the day was 49:

  • Double-crested Cormorant
  • Great Egret
  • Snowy Egret
  • Little Blue Heron
  • Tricolored Heron
  • Glossy Ibis
  • Canada Goose
  • Brant
  • Mute Swan
  • Gadwall
  • American Black Duck
  • Northern Shoveler
  • Green-winged Teal
  • Greater Scaup (1 M, East Pond)
  • Red-breasted Merganser (West Pond)
  • Ruddy Duck
  • Osprey
  • American Coot
  • Killdeer (1, West Pond)
  • American Oystercatcher
  • Willet
  • Laughing Gull
  • Ring-billed Gull
  • Herring Gull
  • Great Black-backed Gull
  • Forster’s Tern
  • Mourning Dove
  • American Crow
  • Fish Crow
  • Tree Swallow
  • Barn Swallow
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Carolina Wren
  • American Robin
  • Gray Catbird
  • Northern Mockingbird
  • Brown Thrasher
  • European Starling
  • Eastern Towhee
  • Savannah Sparrow
  • Song Sparrow
  • White-throated Sparrow
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Indigo Bunting
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Common Grackle
  • House Finch
  • American Goldfinch
  • House Sparrow

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