Monday, July 14, 2014

Jamaica Bay Shorebird Report 07-14-2014

Short-billed Dowitchers on the East Pond at Jamaica Bay.
With the pending rainy weather, I visited the East Pond to check on the water level and also to assess the shorebird turnover. The prediction of 2 inches of rain by the time the storm front moves through, is a bit worrisome, as the water level is expected to rise and that cannot be good for the smaller shorebirds. I will attempt to check the water level as soon as I could and report back on the shoreline.

Stilt Sandpiper on the East Pond at Jamaica Bay.
Today's Shorebird observations are as follows:  

Short-billed Dowitcher1500 an increase of 400.  
Semiplamated Sandpiper 350.
Least Sandpiper 40
Killdeer went from 1 to 3 birds. 
Stilt Sandpiper 5
Semipalmated Plover 1
American Oystercatcher 6
Spotted Sandpiper 2

Solitary Sandpiper 1*
Greater Yellowlegs 4

Lesser Yellowlegs 8

Least Sandpiper on the East Pond at Jamaica Bay.
Other notable birds on the pond include, Tricolored Heron, Hooded Merganser, Little Blue Heron, Ruddy Duck, Greater Scaup and Green-winged Teal.

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