Sunken Meadow Nature Walk Recap
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.
We had fifteen people show up to brave the NW winds on the boardwalk. The whitecaps on the sound hid any seabirds from view. Later on during the walk we had our annual look at Cedar Waxwings feeding on the berries on the bushes and trees.
We see them here every year, it’s a constant I have come to count on over the years. Sunken meadow is a very enjoyable location for a fall walk. We saw our first Buffleheads of the year also. At the end of the walk we had a close flyover Red-tailed Hawk.
See you in March.
I am a backyard birder. When I joined Audubon, I envisioned that I would soon be running through bushes all over the place, my little safari hat in place, identifying birds and their calls. I thought that ornithology would become as second nature as horticulture is to me.
Writing this in the beginning of October, I was going to comment on the dry summer we just experienced, but Mother Nature did a turn around and we are now experiencing the dregs of Hurricane Ian, the final consequences of which are yet to be seen.
It was a cold, overcast, blustery day out in Montauk for the chapter’s field trip on January 7th. But there was a good turnout of participants willing to brave the elements and see some birds that are most easily seen at ‘The End’.