On Dec 2, 2013, at 4:56 PM, Maeve Kim wrote:
> On a day where almost all the colors were in a palette ranging from
> whitish-gray to blackish-gray, I saw three wonderful birds with the
> same palette: two Long-Tailed Ducks under the bridge to NYS, a
> "Gray Ghost" sharing a field off Jersey Street with an immature
> harrier, and a Northern Shrike at Brilyea.
> There were many flocks of Canada Geese overhead. In one, there was
> one slightly shorter and considerably skinnier bird flying with a
> downward crook in its neck, so that the plane of its head was lower
> than the plane of its body. The only thing I can think of is a
> cormorant, but I can't remember ever seeing a cormorant fly with
> its head that low. Any other ideas?
> Maeve Kim
> Jericho Center