Carole Berglie first called me that she was looking at this bird on Sea Cliff Beach on the North Shore of Long Island
at 11:45 AM, August 28, 2011, during Hurricane Irene. She later told me that the bird stuck around for about 2
hours until bathers on the beach got to be too much for it. She said it preened a lot, but its aggressive response to a
child that got too close demonstrated that it was feisty and not as tired out as it first appeared. It would be of
interest to know if anyone sees it again on Long Island.
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