Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Trying to Take Care of Some Loose Ends

Last weekend I tried unsuccessfully for Blue-winged Teal at Hempstead Lake STPK. Armed with new intel that they had been found in not one but TWO different locations on long Island, as well as a Pipit, I made plans to try before work on  Tuesday the 26th.

Capt'n Bob met me and we went looking at the first location, a nothing of a pond in Brookhaven. It was devoid of any quackitude, but picturesque nonetheless. We beat a hasty retreat to East Hampton where we located a construction pit adjacent to the Nature Conservancy HQ. There as promised were 4 Blue-winged Teal.

Blue-winged Teal

From here we next tried the farm stand a short distance off where a Pipit had been reported. these birds sure have been hard to pin down this year; I have looked for them specifically on no less than 8 occasions. And this made the 9th without success.

But Bob nevertheless, is out standing in the field.

Where the heck are the pipits?
PS. the next morning on the way to the office I got a call from Steve Schellenger, that the Blue-winged Teal previously reported at Hempstead had been relocated. Sheesh!

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