Smith Point County Park - February 26, 2012
|Long-tailed Duck Derek Rogers|
The most exciting birds at Smith Point today were 2 Red Knots foraging along the inside of the West Jetty at Moriches Inlet. While knots are not uncommon to Long Island you are more likely to see them during the Summer and Fall months. I walked up to the jetty and had 2 shorebirds flush up from beneath me. My initial assumption, prior to pulling up my binocs was Purple Sandpiper, but it didn't take long for me to recognize this species as a Red Knot.
|Red Knot at Moriches Inlet Derek Rogers|
|Non-breeding Adult Red Knot at Moriches Inlet Derek Rogers|