Outdoors

What to fish for?
Chefs go fishing: Colin Ambrose of East Hampton, right, owner of Estia’s Little Kitchen in Sag Harbor, and Kerry Heffernan, chef of Grand Banks in Manhattan, caught their share of jumbo-size porgies at Jessup’s Neck on Saturday morning. Colin Ambrose Photos
Bobwhites are now rarer than pheasants, almost as rare as ruffed grouse
In an effort led by Jessica James, bobwhite quail were raised and then released into the wild in Montauk last year. More are to be released this year. Jane Bimson
The sightings come flooding in
Terry Sullivan spotted an evening grosbeak, a bird usually seen here only in winter, and rarely at that, at his feeder in Sag Harbor last week and again on Monday. Terry Sullivan
Porgy season opened last week with promising results. Jon M. Diat
Watching for bacteria at Accabonac Harbor and Northwest Creek
Concerned Citizens of Montauk has added Accabonac Harbor in Springs to the locations where it takes water samples weekly between May and the end of September to test for enterococcus bacteria. Doug Kuntz
My logbook tells me I haven’t fished for flounder in 15 years
On Sunday, The Star’s fishing columnist, Jon M. Diat, caught his first winter flounder in 15 years. Raymond Sperling
The return of the fish crow
As this osprey padded its nest earlier this spring, not far behind were the migratory fish crows. Maria Bowling
The season’s first excursion to check on some lobster traps
When our fishing columnist checked his lobster traps recently, he not only secured dinner, he also found hope for the coming season. Jon M. Diat
Carl Cangelosi from Roscoe, N.Y., decked this codfish on the Blue Fin IV out of Montauk last week. Capt. Michael Potts