Another Western Kingbird - 18 Sep 2010

Late this afternoon I saw another WESTERN KINGBIRD, this time in Deep Hollow to the east of Montauk Village. I was on the trail that runs along the edge of the Startop Ranch accessed from Teddy Roosevelt County Park. The kingbird was calling loudly (that's what caught my attention) and flew over the horse pasture from the direction of the stock sheds and into the Startop property. At least three EASTERN PHOEBES and 5 PALM WARBLERS were along the fence line bordering the horse/cattle pasture. I could not find the Golden and Black-bellied Plovers from the morning but it was getting dark and perhaps they spend the night elsewhere. There was only one Killdeer on the field.

The Black Terns seem to have departed from Napeague Harbor after a run of several weeks. The only birds of note at Lazy Point were a MERLIN and of course, 'Larry' the LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL standing on the western tip of Hick's Island.

Also this evening, Evan Marks spotted a COMMON NIGHTHAWK over Watermill, his first there.

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