After a Tufted Duck was reported yesterday on Long Island I did some figuring and realized that I could go find the bird this morning before work and still, provided traffic wasn’t totally horrific, get to work in New Jersey on time.

So I headed out to Huntington Harbor, ran into Anthony Collerton, and eventually found the bird. Species number 311 for the year in New York State and my last of the year, as I will be heading to California in the morning.

Not bad for a few minutes before work, no?

Tufted Duck

Tufted Duck in Huntington Harbor

Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula

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.