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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Glossy Ibis at Jamaica Bay

Wow, what a great day! I went to breakfast with a friend. He asked me what my day was like and since I had no plans he said let's go for a walk. He gave me directions and when we made a turn off the beltway I recognized the name of the boulevard. I asked, "Are we going to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge?" Come to find out he goes there 4 or 5 times a year to escape the city and enjoy the birds.
Funny thing was I just yesterday corresponded with Birding Dude asking him about the refuge and the safety of a woman walking the trails alone.

So, here I was walking the trail of West Pond. I saw glossy ibis (pictured), oystercatchers (LB), yellow-crowned night heron, egrets, marsh wrens, gray catbird, northern mockingbird and many others I couldn't get close enough to identify.

6 comments:

dAwN said...

Oh how exciting! I would love to go there..thinking of going August 9th i think it is..there is some sort of festival there.
Will let u know if we go..maybe we can meet up.

Cindy said...

Dawn, that would be great to meet up with you again. Please let me know. It's a beautiful easy walk.

Kelly said...

LOVE the Glossy Ibis photo. I've yet to see one.

matthew houskeeper said...

I have never been there.

One of these days....

Cindy said...

Matthew,
You definately should go! A peaceful and beautiful place.

Anonymous said...

Sort of prehistoric looking to me. I saw a couple here two summers ago and nearly crashed the car gawking at them!