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

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> 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/
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