Last weekend was taken up by a completely unnecessary and absolutely wonderful family skiing weekend in Massachusetts, but that of course meant that a bevy of brilliant birds immediately turned up within driving distance, in eastern Long Island. I constantly checked on ebird the status of each one as the week progressed, and set off super-early on Saturday morning to try and get them all!
Sunday, January 8, 2017
The first Trumpeter Swan in New York that's been reported a reasonable distance from the city since I've been in the US was reported from Nyack Beach SP last week (they are regular in winter at various sites in the north of the state). Saturday saw our first snow of the year, so traveling was dicey, but Sunday was gorgeous so off I went. The site is only half an hour from home, and the bird was easily found. Tick!