While still at the office I got a report of 5 swallow species at Hempstead Lake STPK. on Saturday 4-6. When I finally made my way down there I ws overwhelmed by the number of swallows, but did my best to try to pick through them.
In between I amassed a nice list of birds capped by Eastern Phoebe. Later, ws able to get a Northern Rough-winged Swallow, but none of the other species reported.
Some more birding and I added Eastern Towhee for 3 year birds.
Next an attempt was made to locate the secret Painted Bunting which was not successful, but fun nevertheless. And a final stop at Calverton added Bald Eagle to the day's list of 47 species, as well as an amazing flock of ca. 500 Fish Crows.