A MARBLED GODWIT continued at Breezy Point through yesterday but not seen today.
During a break in the rain, a couple of CASPIAN TERNS put in an appearance near the jetty but never came in. Choosing instead to probably head for Staten Island. Among the Shorebirds were, 51 RED KNOTS that included 1 juvenile and 6 flagged birds. Yesterday I thought I observed juvenile Bank Swallows; today, I confirmed at least 4. Late this afternoon, I stopped by Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge to scout the East Pond. I went in on the South End to check on the water level. The water level still remains high for this time of the year but there were small areas of flats opening up again. Let’s hope we get no more rain prior to the Shorebird Festival which is scheduled for this coming Saturday. Over at the West Pond there were some shorebirds; mostly in the south east corner. I’d like to see if we could get better views of that corner. I tweeted out a few photos of the water situation on the south end to help folks prepare for any visits to the East Pond. See link - https://twitter.com/birdingdude/status/1031708673188487168?s=21 -------- "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 Douglass 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 > (\__/) > (= '.'=) > (") _ (") > Sent from somewhere in the field using my mobile device! Andrew Baksh www.birdingdude.blogspot.com -- 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/ --