Assorted Photos from 2003

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Red-necked Phalarope, Jamaica Bay

Lloyd Spitalnik alerted me to a juvenile Red-necked Phalarope on the East Pond of Jamaica Bay on August 31st 2003. I'd previously chased Red-necked at Jamaica Bay and come up empty, but this particular bird was very tame, and stayed a long time at the same point - getting within 6 feet of me on several occaisions. This was my first one in NYC and my fourth ever. You can see a couple of winter plumage (gray) feathers coming in on this bird, although the plumage is almost perfect juvenile.

Red-necked Phalarope

Just Another Shorebird

A fairly typical result of crawling in the mud for an hour or two. Jamaica Bay, East Pond, August 2003. Juvenile Semipalmated Plover. More to follow.

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Worn Adult Eastern Wood-Pewee

A brief visit to Bombay Hook in August 2003 yielded a few pictures of a worn adult Eastern Wood-Pewee, posing cooperatively.

Eastern Wood-Pewee