Thank you, Sy, for being the first to explain exactly what is meant by the 4th 
(or any other) jetty.  I am ok with Sy’s terminology, but technically the inlet 
jetty is the only jetty at Pt. Lookout, the other 4 being groins.  And for 
those of you who may be confused visiting there after a year’s hiatus, there 
were traditionally only 2 groins.  Last year the Army Corps build two new ones.


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[] On Behalf Of Sy Schiff
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2018 2:45 PM
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Point Lookout

After a visit to Hempstead Lake SP, Joe Giunta, Debbie Martin and I (Sy Schiff) 
went looking for the KING EIDERS. It was with a  score of COMMON EIDERS at the 
4th jetty (inlet is 5). Other ducks included SURF SCOTER and LONG-TAILED DUCKS 
along with a diminished est. 600 GREATER SCAUP.
PURPLE SANDPIPERS were seen on 3 different jetties. There are deep crevasses 
between the rocks and the shorebirds quickly disappeared after being 
momentarily flushed by a crashing surf. There may have been more.
Three tries, but we got our target birds.

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