I spent all morning at Jones Beach SP (Nassau County) and Robert Moses SP (Suffolk County) until the rain pushed me back toward the city. It really did feel like October, and the birds had changed accordingly. Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warblers were everywhere and part of a decent movement of birds that included Eastern Phoebes, Gray Catbirds, Golden-crowned and Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Palm Warblers, and Northern Flickers. There were also lots of sparrows ....
I also thought I kept hearing juncos, but couldn't see any. My brain wasn't quite ready for juncos, although the year really is marching on, but I heard several call and then eventually saw 4 Slate-colored Juncos near Field 5.
|Slate-colored (Dark-eyed) Junco|
|White-crowned Sparrow (2 shots)|