…at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge anyway. The famed East Pond, where so many wonderful shorebirds have shown, had issues with its draining system this summer and was well above the level it needed to be at to expose mud for the birds. Yesterday’s eight plus inches of rain (as measured at JFK Airport)* have probably brought this year’s shorebird season at Jamaica Bay to an unfortunate and early end. Where else can we New Yorkers go for good shorebirds? And when do the wood-warblers start moving in numbers again?
*The most rain ever recorded in a single day there by over an inch-and-a-half.