Following my report earlier today of a Long-billed Dowitcher (LBDO) on the 
Southend. I found another 2 LBDOs as I covered the Pond from the south to the 
northend and back.

Additional highlights included, 31 STILT SANDPIPERS, 1 WESTERN SANDPIPER, 3 
PECTORAL SANDPIPERS. 23 KILLDEERS (including fledglings), 1 CASPIAN TERN, 1 

Both Yellowlegs continue with decent numbers. Least Sandpiper numbers are 
building and Semipalmated Sandpipers are trickling in. With the water level it 
is, we might get one of those seasons where the Dowitcher numbers build nicely. 
Today’s Short-billed Dowitcher number was 397 which saw a nice jump since my 
last visit.
The Duckage numbers seemed quite low but Blue-winged Teal and Ruddy Ducks are 
still around.

And now for a PSA: I am seeing a lot of new faces venturing out onto the East 
Pond. This is all great but I get the sense that many of these new visitors are 
not privy to some of the dodgy areas on the Pond. Today, through my scope I 
watched an older gentleman taking a spill near the Raunt. This, even though he 
was in close proximity to veteran users of the Pond. To the admins of the 
various messaging groups, please encourage your members to exercise caution 
when visiting the Pond. Do not wander around casually.

I also cannot emphasize enough. Knee High boots unless you are feeling brave or 
immune like Steve Walter. 

I have opened up more trails on the south end to allow visitors to avoid 
walking the edge of Schriber’s Slew. I’ll widen those trails sometime during 
the week as well as filling in some more of the holes at the Southend edge.

Good East Pond Birding!

“Tenderness and Kindness are not signs of weakness and despair but 
manifestations of strength and resolution” ~ Khalil Gibran

"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

> (\__/)
> (= '.'=)                                            
> (") _ (")                                     
> Sent from somewhere in the field using my mobile device! 

Andrew Baksh

NYSbirds-L List Info:


Please submit your observations to eBird:


Reply via email to