Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Long Island Birding and Sightseeing
I recently had the chance to jump across to Long Island's North Fork for some birding. The weather was so nice one day a few weeks ago, my small birding group decided to skip going to Napatree Point and make a ferry run over to Orient. The doors of the ferry opened and a fine Glaucous Gull greeted us instantly, perched like a sentry on the rooftop of the nearest building. The number of Long-tailed Ducks was impressive for near shore viewing with 400+ along with ample numbers of the three scoter species. We ended the day with a lovely sunset cruise back across the sound and a scrumptious dinner at Paul's Pasta in Groton. If you have not been, join us for our next Rhode Island or Southeast Connecticut trip as we often end up at Paul's.

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