May 22, 2020

Time: 6:50-12:15
Date: 5/22/2020
Location: Wantagh County Park
Weather: 70 deg. Fahrenheit, sunny, no wind
Habitat: Ocean seashore, mudflats, riparian forest, open field

This session made me realize my ID skills are much stronger for water birds then other habitat-linked species so I know what to work on. I also realized that I definitely saw a lot of Piping Plovers at Monday's location without realizing it.
I am wondering how a colony of Monk Parakeets established themselves and continue to survive so far away from their native habitat? Does science have any hypotheses?

P.S.- I decided not to include the woodpecker because I could not get a solid ID on it, tho I suspect it may have been a Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker based upon previous observations at the same park.

Posted by benjaminrosen benjaminrosen, May 22, 2020 22:49

Observations

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Boat-tailed Grackle Quiscalus major

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benjaminrosen

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May 22, 2020

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Great Egret Ardea alba

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benjaminrosen

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May 22, 2020

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Snowy Egret Egretta thula

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benjaminrosen

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May 22, 2020

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Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina

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benjaminrosen

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May 22, 2020

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Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

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benjaminrosen

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May 22, 2020

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Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

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benjaminrosen

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May 22, 2020

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Square

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Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

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benjaminrosen

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May 22, 2020

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Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor

Observer

benjaminrosen

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May 22, 2020

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Piping Plover Charadrius melodus

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benjaminrosen

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May 22, 2020

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Osprey Pandion haliaetus

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benjaminrosen

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May 22, 2020

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Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla

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benjaminrosen

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May 22, 2020

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Willet Tringa semipalmata

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benjaminrosen

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May 22, 2020

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Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis

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benjaminrosen

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May 22, 2020

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Herring Gull Larus argentatus

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benjaminrosen

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May 22, 2020

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Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus

Observer

benjaminrosen

Date

May 22, 2020

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Monk Parakeet Myiopsitta monachus

Observer

benjaminrosen

Date

May 22, 2020

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