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9/6 Great Kills Abundance; Late 9/5 GB Pond/Neck Creek

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  • Catherine Barron
    9/6 Great Kills This morning there was agregation of Common Terns, Laughing, Herring and Ring-billed Gulls, and Double-creasted Cormorants off Crook s Point on
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      9/6 Great Kills
      This morning there was agregation of Common Terns, Laughing, Herring and Ring-billed Gulls, and Double-creasted Cormorants off Crook's Point on the ocean side. Maybe about 1,000 to 2,000 individuals all diving and flying . There may have been more species but there was a bright back light making it hard to see. I got there about 8 AM and the flock had moved on by 8:30 AM.  The large Tree Swallow flock (1,000+) reported earlier this week was around the bayberry shrubs  near the bath house. High tide at Great Killls Harbor was 9:30 AM.
      9/5 Late report for Goethals Bridge Pond from the DEC overlook.
      Green-winged Teal 2
      Great Egret  5
      Snowy Egret  (juvenile and adult) 25
      Greater Yellowlegs 5
      Least Sandpiper 6
      9/5 Late report for Neck Creek
      Northern Harrier  juvenile
      Catherine Barron
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