Hi Andrew and all,
We just received notification from the Banding Lab and want to thank you
for reporting your resighting of the Glossy Ibis 1116-50056 (also known as

In case others are curious: that bird was banded as a pre-fledged chick by
our team (NYC Audubon) on 17 June 2010 on Canarsie Pol, Jamaica Bay. This
bird is seven years old. How incredibly exciting -- especially considering
that you (Andrew) reported a Glossy Ibis from that same cohort last year at
the East Pond.

Good birding,


Susan B. Elbin, Ph.D.
Director of Conservation and Science
New York City Audubon
71 West 23rd St.
New York, NY 10010
212-691-7483, ext 305
direct line: 646-434-0421
cell phone: 973-216-1941

On Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 5:53 PM, Andrew Baksh <birdingd...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I birded the East Pond for a few hours today testing access along the
> north end and getting in some shorebirding.
> An estimated 300 Shorebirds on the East Pond consisting of 8 species. The
> highlights included LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER (1), STILT SANDPIPERS (21). All
> feeding comfortably just past "Dead Man's Cove."
> Here is a link to a digiscoped shot of today's LBDO
> https://flic.kr/p/VJ86Xz
> Non shorebirding highlight was 1 adult GULL-BILLED TERN.
> On the West Pond, it was quiet with single Spotted and Least Sandpipers
> observed.
> Thank you to all who either called in or wrote to NPS, expressing your
> concerns regarding the "fence situation" on the East Pond South End. As I
> have stated in an earlier e-mail, NPS is aware and working towards a
> resolution.
> Don Riepe, the Mundys and I are working together in pushing for a
> resolution. This includes both a short term fix and hopefully a long term
> solution. I will keep everyone posted as we make progress.
> In other East Pond news, the water level continue to drop. Hopefully,
> within a week or two shoreline will open up on the North End for easier
> access. I keep folks updated on that situation as well.
> Keep the faith and thank you all for your patience.
> --------
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> ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own
> abhorrence." ~ Frederick Douglass
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> Andrew Baksh
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