Just came from there. There were two Whimbrels at the end of the Castle Creek jetty, constantly being flushed by walkers. They would return, but in a very short while would be flushed again. These birds need a place to rest for extended periods, but just can't get it here. Looks like I'm going to have to re-present my idea of "Sandpiper Island", an offshore refuge that is inaccessible by humans. It got shot down by the city and state the first time, 3-4 years ago, but I'm going to jump back in and take the issue as far as I can.
Charlie Rouse Genreva From: bounce-121571651-3569...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-121571651-3569...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Janet Akin Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 3:11 PM To: Cayuga Birds List Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Whimbrel, Ruddy Turnstones Genva There were just 4 Whimbrel and 10 Ruddy Turnstones at Lakefront Park, Geneva. They were on the small beach near the new metal bridge over Castle Creek. They were flushed by dog walkers while Linda Mott and I were there but returned to the beach. At times they would land on the rocks on the jetty. Also saw the Cerulean Warbler in the Mays Point nesting area today for the first time this year for me. In the Wilgoose field on Rt. 89 we saw two adult Sandhill Cranes with two small colts. Janet Akin, Seneca Castle -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: <http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME> Welcome and Basics <http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES> Rules and Information <http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm> Subscribe, Configuration and Leave Archives: <http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html> The Mail Archive <http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds> Surfbirds <http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html> BirdingOnThe.Net Please submit your observations to eBird <http://ebird.org/content/ebird/> ! -- <http://www.avg.com/email-signature?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&utm_cam paign=sig-email&utm_content=emailclient> Image removed by sender. Virus-free. <http://www.avg.com/email-signature?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&utm_cam paign=sig-email&utm_content=emailclient> www.avg.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --