Just to add to Curt's comment. The entire Blue Trail (northern) loop should be passable.
And yes, the singing male can be easily heard from both the platform & gazebo, and should be visible with scope when it's up on its favorite perches, the taller sprigs of flowering bushes (multiflora rose?). Clay Sent from my iPhone > On Jun 16, 2018, at 9:58 AM, Curt McDermott <tele-...@hotmail.com> wrote: > > FYI...The Shawangunk Grasslands Red Trail (the one that had previously gone > in the direction of the Henslows Sparrow) is closed until further notice. > This is the trail that leads from the area of the Gazebo and heads south > toward Blue Chip Farms. The trail then runs along the southern edge of the > Grasslands, and eventually mid way along the Eastern edge of the refuge, > where it meets up with the blue trail. It is possible to see the Henslows > from the platform, with a sharp eye and good optics, if he is posted up and > singing. The blue trail, which begins at the north western edge of the > parking lot, remains open up to the point where it becomes the red trail. > So....An out and back walk on the blue trail is still possible. Information > only. > > Good Birding, > Curt McDermott > > Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE Droid > On Jun 15, 2018 7:16 PM, Ken F <feus...@optonline.net> wrote: > I spent four hours birding the Cupsogue flats on an outgoing tide late this > morning and early afternoon. Highlights included an immature Arctic Tern > (photos on my flickr site) and a single Royal Tern on the Moriches Inlet > sandbar. Eight species of shorebirds were observed, all common species, but a > hundred and five Semipalmated Sandpipers were a good number for this late > date. No luck on Sandwich or Black Tern. > > If anyone is thinking about going out to Cupsogue this weekend (from the > west) US Open patrons are using Gabreski Airport to park and shuttle buses > are going in and out of the airport grounds frequently. They have a dedicated > bus lane down the middle of the road that slows things down a bit. It may be > worthwhile to get off one exit early and take Montauk Highway into > Westhampton Beach. > > Cheers, > > Ken Feustel > http://www.flickr.com/photos/kfeustel/ > -- > NYSbirds-L List Info: > Welcome and Basics > Rules and Information > Subscribe, Configuration and Leave > Archives: > The Mail Archive > Surfbirds > ABA > Please submit your observations to eBird! > -- > -- > NYSbirds-L List Info: > Welcome and Basics > Rules and Information > Subscribe, Configuration and Leave > Archives: > The Mail Archive > Surfbirds > ABA > Please submit your observations to 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/ --