And a few Field Sparrows were an added bonus
But overall, there was nothing too good. I decided to check out the picnic area as well. I gave a pish over some nice thorn bushes, and a Gray Catbird popped out. Then another, and another, and another... soon enough I was getting freaking mauled by Gray Catbirds; about thirty jumped out of this little area of brush.
I then headed down the Barrier Beach to Jones Beach State Park, known as a more reliably birdy location than the latter. The rain kept my camera in the car, but the birds were still out. At the Coast Guard Station I had a Clay-colored Sparrow among about five Chippies, and 3 Royal Terns and 8(!) Western Willets on the sandbar. Thats my high tally for western in NY. In the island of bushes in the middles of the West End 2 parking area, I had a imm. Lincoln's Sparrow and a imm. male Black-throated Blue Warbler, which I managed to photograph a the rain let up. Overall, a good day of barrier beach birding.