I did a complete hike of the East Pond this morning just at high tide. Overall, 
the numbers of shorebirds were low. My survey from the south to the north end 
of the pond and back recorded the following notables before the birds were 
scattered by two Peregrine Falcons.

Short-billed Dowitcher (69), Stilt Sandpiper (18), Spotted Sandpiper (two an 
adult and a juvenile), Greater Yellowlegs (9), Lesser Yellowlegs (14), Killdeer 
(2), American Oystercatcher (27), Semipalmated Plover (4), Semipalmated 
Sandpiper (18), Least Sandpiper (7). 1 Black Skimmer put in a brief appearance 
as well.

The duckage on the East Pond did not hold any new surprises. 2 Green-winged 
Teals continue. 

On the West Pond, there were some shorebirds feeding in the marshy area just 
off the south garden. They included Short-billed Dowitchers, Stilt Sandpipers 
and both Yellowlegs.

If Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge is in your plans for the near future. Bring 
mosquito repellent. They were in great numbers today and quite fierce.

At Breezy Point on the 22nd. The highlights (some observed with Tom Preston and 
Joshua Malbin), were 5 Wilson’s Storm-Petrel, 2 Purple Martins, 3 Lesser 
Black-backed Gulls, 1 White-winged Scoter  and 7 Red Knots (1 flagged).

Today, Lisa Scheppke found a tired Great Shearwater in the fisherman’s parking 
lot at Breezy Point. The bird was examined for injuries and released on the 
bayside. It was last seen heading towards Brooklyn.


"I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of 
others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence." ~ Frederick 

風 Swift as the wind
林 Quiet as the forest
火 Conquer like the fire
山 Steady as the mountain
Sun Tzu  The Art of War

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Andrew Baksh

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