via Steve Benedict (Eaton Birding Society):
"Just an FYI regarding some changes coming to the Wildlife Drive at MNWR."
A Plegadis (Glossy/White-faced) Ibis takes wing in the east impoundment on the north side of Railroad Road in the Northern Montezuma Wildlife Management Area. [Railroad Road runs east from Van Dyne Spoor Road to the Seneca River in SE Wayne County. From the river end you can look north and see the D.E.C. office and buildings on Morgan Road.]
Had the ibis not been seen flying into this vegetation, it would have remained undetected until it took off.
Three of the six Whimbrels in the shallows known as "Shorebird Flats" on the west side of the Wildlife Drive north of the photo blind... Whimbrels, first reported May 26 by Doug Daniels and then Bob McGuire, average 17.5" long according to The Sibley's Guide to Birds. (photo © Dave Spier)