It was nice to ride my bike around Brooklyn, get some birds, and bird with a friend!
|Always Purple Sandpipers along the rocks of Gravesend Bay. These were life birds for Tom. Woot!|
|Also confusing the life out of me... scaup.|
This is a hungry scaup.
|This is a float on a back scaup.|
|This is a rub the belly scaup.|
(I think the last two pics are greater.... and the first one lesser.)
|More Iceland Gull. A good year bird- a big miss in 2018. Glad to have it in 2019 early on.|
|The more I see black scoters AND close up, the more I fall in love. Right under us at the Coney Island Fishing Pier.|
|So many scoters still in the area, enough to get you a flag on your ebird count.|
|Gaddamn, this bird is good looking!|
|Speaking of good looking ducks...|
|IT IS A LONG-TAILED DUCK!|
(super cute yawn action!)
|This is the long-tailed duck drake.|
It has a long tail, just as it's name states.
|It also makes a funny noise.|
|They are also super cute.|