Least Tern, an astonishing find by Jeff Ellerbusch along the Raritan River at Finderne Wetlands in Bridgewater this afternoon. From Jeff: “Extremely rare this far inland- Breeding adult, seen on and near river for nearly 15 minutes. This is the second known record of Least Tern in Somerset County. The first, also at Finderne, was a juvenile on 8/28/11 (Hurricane Irene).”
9 Great Egrets, 9 Least Sandpipers, 4 Killdeer, 1 Spotted Sandpiper were also present.
Jamie Glydon found Morris County’s first 4 Semipalmated Sandpipers in 2012 today at Melanie Lane Pond in Hanover Township. 40+ Least Sandpipers and 3 Lesser Yellowlegs were also present.
(This post was written while driving 75 m.p.h. on I-75 north heading into Michigan. No, the author wasn’t driving – JK)