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Plumb Beach Before School

Brooklyn, NYC

sunny 35 °F

Today, since my teacher cancelled so I didn’t have class until 12:30, I took advantage of the morning and made the commute out to Plumb Beach in Brooklyn in search of my life bird Red-necked Grebe; three of which had been seen there yesterday as reported on the Brooklyn Bird Alert.

This SANDERLING was a delight to see on the beach:
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A far-off NORTHERN GANNET hunted over Sheapshead Bay:
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COMMON LOONS abounded:
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Female BUFFLEHEAD:
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RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS:
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This is the best look I have ever obtained of a RED-THROATED LOON:
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Far-off BLACK SCOTERS:
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Unfortunately, the Red-necked Grebe was MIA, so bird-of-the-day to the Red-throated Loon with the Northern Gannet as runner-up.

Good birding,
Henry
World Life List: 962 Species

Posted by skwclar 19:26 Archived in USA

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