The Wood Sandpiper continued in the rain pools just east of the Timber Point 
entrance road (and just south of the spur road to the East Marina) until it was 
too dark to see.

The discovery and identification of this mega rarity was a team effort. I was 
seawatching at Robert Moses SP when Patricia called me to report an unfamiliar 
shorebird. Her puzzlement was my cue to race over to join her, along with my 
seawatching companions Brent Bomkamp and Taylor Sturm. We pulled up, 
predictably, just after the birds had flushed. While I spoke with Pat and 
reviewed some distant photos, Brent and Taylor set out to relocate the flock. 
As I came to the conclusion that it was likely a very rare Wood Sandpiper, they 
re-found the bird. We re-joined them and exhilaration ensued!

The place where we were watching it was not a good, publicly accessible, 
location, but fortunately the bird soon flew (calling "chip-chip-chip" right 
over us) and returned to the near-ideal place described above, where it 
remained as admirers arrived until it was too dark to see.

I'll put some photos up here:

https://flic.kr/p/24SZZUa

Shai Mitra
Bay Shore
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From: bounce-122477957-11143...@list.cornell.edu 
[bounce-122477957-11143...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Patricia Lindsay 
[pjlind...@optonline.net]
Sent: Monday, April 16, 2018 6:49 PM
To: nysbirds-l@cornell.edu
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Wood Sandpiper Timber Point Golf Course now Suffolk Co

Not in marsh, on puddled fairway

Sent from my iPhone

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