Date: 9/22/19 10:39 am From: Neil Hayward <opororniswarbler...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Wilson’s Plover update
The Brookline Bird Club trip to Plum Island was successful in seeing the Wilson’s Plover this morning. We had it on a falling tide mostly roosting in the wrack line just west of the back pool (past the point, round the corner if you’re coming from the Sandy Point parking lot). There was also a Red Knot and Lesser Black-backed Gull in the same area. Thanks especially to Leslie Kramer for being one step ahead of us and providing updates - including a Northern Shoveler from the Bill Forward blind.
Today was definitely a beach day and the lot was completely full (as was entry to the island as we left). We took advantage of the “new” trail from lot 6 which goes past the observation deck to Ipswich Bluffs. That’s 0.7 miles from the parking lot, but don’t go all the way to the end. After about 0.5 miles there’s a turn to the left which brings you out on the beach. It’s still a 10-15 min walk from there (turn left) to where we had the bird. But if the Sandy Point lot is full this is a good alternative. Plus, it’s a beautiful walk.