On the 19th of November, 2010, I drove down to Jones Beach to see if I could drum up some interesting birds. Every Long Island trip, of course, begins with a visit to Bagel Boss.
One of the interesting birds being reported at Jones was a Northern Shrike (NOSH) hanging out at the TR Nature Center (everything on Long Island is named for TR). Of course the bird was actually a Loggerhead Shrike but once one person reports a bird, everybody else approaches it with a biased mind. To her credit, Anne, upon seeing the photos, immediately suspected that the ID was mistaken, but then we went away for the Thanksgiving Holiday and forgot about the bird.
Another point of interest that day was the large number of shorebirds that flew over the island. I took photos of at least a dozen flocks ranging in size from hundreds to thousands and mostly composed of Dunlin (DUNL) but also including a few oddities as seen below.