Coopers on Coopers
Participants of our November 5 nature walk to Suffolk County Farm were treated to a hands-on ornithology lesson from long-time GSBAS member Mike Cooper. As we were walking along, we came across a dead Cooper’s Hawk on the ground. With the bird in hand, Mike spread the feathers and pointed out the primary feathers of the hawk. He went on to explain that certain bird species have one or more marginate (notched) primaries that can be helpful in identifying species or aging the bird. This bird happened to have 5 marginate primaries, as with all other accipiters. – Vera Copogna
There was an impressive turnout and lovely weather for the field trip to Suffolk Farm on Saturday, November 5th. Over the course of three hours, 35 species were observed by the group
Today was our final Tuesday walk for the fall season. It was bright, crisp and windy. A typical fall day on the north shore of Long Island.
A rainy forecast did not prevent seven hardy birders from making the trip out east to Shinnecock Inlet this morning.