More Sooty Shearwaters - 25 May 2009

Spent the morning on the Walking Dunes and Goff Point, trying to photograph Grasshopper Sparrows. Birds weren't singing much and didn't pose the camera as well as they have in the past. Saw about 8 altogether and one singing Saltmarsh Seaside Sparrow. A Turkey Vulture and female Northern Harrier over the dunes were the only other birds of note.

An hour of seawatching in the evening (6:20-7:20 pm) from Atlantic Avenue in Amagansett yielded the following:

- 7 (moving west, rather than east)
Northern Gannet - 8
Red-throated Loon - 13 (together as a roving flotilla)
Common Loon - 15
Black Scoter - 1 (ad. male)
Double-crested Cormorant - 11

A male Northern Harrier was corsing over the Double Dunes in the evening light. At Accabonac Harbor in Springs, a single RED KNOT was in with the Ruddy Turnstones (85+) and Dunlin (46). This may have been the same individual that was at Napeague Habor on Sunday evening.

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