Hi All, A lot of people have contacted me about the repaving of the Orchard Beach Parking Lot. For those who are not aware, these puddles have become a terrific attraction for all kinds of birds this year.
As a courtesy, Marianne Anderson, the Pelham Bay Park Administrator telephoned me this morning to inform me of the project. The concessionaire, who runs the lot during the summer months for the city, has worked out a deal with the city for the repaving of the lot. It’s costing 2 million dollars. Half will be repaved now and if the funds are there, the rest will be done in the spring. Apparently the money has been there for 15 years but the job was never done. I believe the lot is built on landfill and will become uneven again, even with repaving. In addition, there is no drainage and the water table is very low here, so in time, there will be puddles. Mother Nature will prevail. Jack Rothman cityislandbirds.com > On Nov 15, 2017, at 10:25 AM, Arie Gilbert <ariegilb...@optonline.net> wrote: > > I just spoke with one of the parks managers in Pelham bay and he is going top > see if they can postpone or stop the process.... fingers crossed > > Arie Gilbert > North Babylon, NY > > WWW.Powerbirder.blogspot.com > WWW.qcbirdclub.org > > > On 11/15/2017 9:32 AM, Steven Sachs wrote: >> I am watching as they are filling in the puddles in the parking lot at >> orchard beach. They got nothing better to do in the city of New York? These >> puddles are important for local birds to get fresh water. There have been >> some rarities in these puddles recently too I understand. I don't get it >> Steve sachs >> Tarrytown >> >> Sent from my iPad >> >> -- >> >> NYSbirds-L List Info: >> http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm >> http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm >> http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm >> >> ARCHIVES: >> 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html >> 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L >> 3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01 >> >> Please submit your observations to eBird: >> http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ >> >> -- >> >> > > > -- > > NYSbirds-L List Info: > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm > > ARCHIVES: > 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html > 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L > 3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01 > > Please submit your observations to eBird: > http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ > > -- -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L 3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01 Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --