Hi everyone,

I know we are not supposed to reveal nesting locations but I think everyone who 
is going to visit Plumb beach should be aware of this one. I have never seen a 
nest in this place which is not protected and have many people and dogs roaming 
the beach. 

Today, I found an Oystercatcher nest in a very open area where birders walk 
sometimes. I know because I walked this area many time before, particularly, in 
search of Sparrows. And it is very easy for any one to step over the eggs 

The nest is located at the far east end, near the large wooden board. I posted 
few photos on my eBird list to make it easy to find the nest.
You can see them here: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69331372

Unfortunately, nothing can be done about off-leash dogs which is a common 
problem in this place. Although, for some reason, I have not run into any dogs 
during my last two visits. I don't know if the social distancing secondary to 
the Coronavirus has any thing to do with.

I have a reason to believe that social distancing and stay-at-home policy have 
allowed for the Oystercatchers to build a nest on this beach.

So, please, If you are planning to go to Plumb beach, watch your steps.

Gus Keri


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1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L
3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01

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