|Lord of the East Pond? looks like a PUNK to me!|
|Such attitude! Definitely a PUNK but I love them too :)|
I scanned up north trying to see if it was worth making the hike and decided to go for it. Once I got past Andrew's crossing (this is the gravel berm that plugged the breach on the east side of the pond). I began picking up small flocks of Dunlins flying south and I was encouraged thinking that maybe more birds were flying in from the bay. I then spotted small shapes across the pond and a careful scan revealed over 200 Dunlins feeding near Dead Man's Cove. I scanned the feeding flock several times and picked out 4 small peeps with the flock. I was excited to see that many shorebirds this late in the season on the pond and decided to make the hike around to the other side to get a closer look.
|I have lost track of how many encounters I have had this year like this. PUNKS!|
Oh BTW, I did get my shorebirds but you will have to check back to read more on that in another post! Tags: Peregrine Falcon, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Queens