Date: 10/26/19 2:56 pm
From: Steve Walter <swalter15...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay Update
The White Pelican was not seen today, as far as I know. The 2 Avocets were
present around the Raunt for some time during the early to mid-afternoon,
being easily visible from the East Pond overlook (when not behind geese or
other large birds). They eventually took off toward the north end. The
Eurasian Wigeon continues at the south end, as do Long-billed Dowitchers. I
can't say how many due to another issue with big bird blockage. A Redhead
and some Pintails headline the rest of the increasing duck variety and
numbers. Now up to a whopping count of 4 Snow Geese. Can they not see that
winter is coming?

Steve Walter

Bayside, NY


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