A Brown Pelican Visits Jones Beach  

A Brown Pelican on Long Island is always a sight to see. I'm not sure that I would go out of my way for one. But it was quite fortuitous that I had planned on going shorebirding at Jones Beach, anyway, on August 8. So this was a very nice bonus. Other birds seen in the boat basin on this day were 3 Common Loons, 2 Black Scoters, and 1 Common Eider. Yea, a typical August day. More expected were shorebirds, indeed. Red Knots were more cooperative than on some days, so they made for photo subjects along with the above.