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-------- Original message --------From: Joshua Malbin <joshuamal...@gmail.com> 
Date: 8/12/22  12:40 AM  (GMT-05:00) To: rc...@nyc.rr.com Cc: 
ebirds...@groups.io, nysbirds-l <NYSbirds-L@cornell.edu> Subject: Re: 
[nysbirds-l] RE: [ebirdsnyc] Jamaica Bay East & West Pond Shorebird Updates… If 
anyone has put more effort into Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge habitat than Andrew 
over the last decade, I would be shocked.On Thu, Aug 11, 2022 at 9:35 PM 
<rc...@nyc.rr.com> wrote:Friends, I’ve erased most of the back-and-forth notes 
on borough boundaries at Jamaica Bay (I was XMas count compiler for Bklyn count 
for 26 years, have been through all that).  I have one gentle observation – if 
the community put as much energy into insisting on a habitat management plan to 
return JBWR to its former ascendant glory, as on worrying over what county list 
a sighting might go on, our efforts might extend more positively into the 
future. Yours in having protected Brooklyn’s East Pond/West Pond compromise 
line for all those years – but also having submitted habitat planning comments 
on behalf of NYC Butterfly Club,Rick Cech From: ebirds...@groups.io 
<ebirds...@groups.io> On Behalf Of Andrew BakshSent: Wednesday, August 10, 2022 
10:04 PMTo: nysbirds-l <NYSbirds-L@cornell.edu>Cc: NycEbirds 
<ebirds...@groups.io>Subject: [ebirdsnyc] Jamaica Bay East & West Pond 
Shorebird Updates… Alas, my plans to up my Kings County list went awry as none 
of the shorebird rarities seen on the Brooklyn side of the West Pond was there 
today. And so I must remain patient. Shane Blodgett, came to mind today as I 
finally understood his persistence in waiting for a 2010 West Pond 
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck to cross over into Brooklyn’s territory 😬 As for 
the East Pond. Well, I decided to take a crack at the Northend this afternoon 
and it was a good decision. 22 species of Shorebirds is not too shabby. The 
adult and juvenile)WHIMBREL (flyover) my second flyover bird of the season, 
also seen by Eric Miller and Jean Loscalzo. The bird was last seen heading 
across the road towards the West Pond. Shorebird numbers have tailed off as to 
be expected; however, the diversity is increasing. Juvenile Least and 
Semipalmated Sandpipers numbers are up. Though, I have not seen any juvenile 
Western Sandpiper as of yet and it has been awhile since I was able to pull out 
any adult from the mass of “brown jobs” that now dominate the peep scene. Watch 
out for those big billed Semis. Greater Yellowlegs remain sparse in numbers. 
Lesser Yellowlegs numbers are way down but counts remain somewhat decent, with 
several juveniles. Stilt Sandpipers are still showing in double digits but well 
down from weeks ago. A few juveniles are present as well. White-rumped 
Sandpipers seem to favor the south east side of the pond but a few were up 
north this afternoon. Often heard as the flock of shorebirds wheeled in flight 
to avoid being a Peregrine snack. Be prepared for this when visiting; the 
Peregrines are known to make several passes and will disrupt the peace. 
Sometimes, ruining a good morning or afternoon if things up and leave the pond 
even if only temporary. The Black-headed and Bonaparte’s Gulls are still 
around. Also many crisp looking juvenile Laughing, Herring and Great 
Black-backed Gulls as well. Good August Shorebirding!--------“Emancipate 
yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves could free our mind.” ~ Bob 
Marley“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 Douglass風 Swift as 
the wind林 Quiet as the forest火 Conquer like the fire山 Steady as the mountainSun 
Tzu  The Art of War (\__/)(= '.'=)                                            
(") _ (")                                     Sent from somewhere in the field 
using my mobile device!  Andrew 
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