I’ve been lazy in my blogging and haven’t managed to get to my trip out to Montauk last weekend other than a brief post on the awesomeness that is a Brown Pelican in New York State. So rather than get into all the nitty gritties of what the seawatching was like out at Montauk Point I thought I would just share some photos of the birds that Seth Ausubel and I spotted. Sadly left unphotographed were the hordes of Black-legged Kittiwakes…but I think some of the other birds were pretty good too.

Away we go!

Distant Northern Gannets are nice.

Northern Gannets that fly over your head while you are standing on land are even nicer.

I like Common Eiders.

Do you see both loons in this photo of distant White-winged Scoters?


Red-throated Loons are boring in basic plumage.

This is a horrific picture but a Cave Swallow in December is a good bird.

I hope this post wasn’t too boring. I’ll make it up tomorrow, I promise!

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.