Tag Archives: shorebirds

White-rumped Sandpiper, Scoters and Grebes, Nov. 15, 2014

White-rumped Sandpiper in Mt. Olive Twp. A White-rumped Sandpiper (WRSA) was discovered at Tilcon Lake in Mt. Olive Twp. by Alan Boyd today. Reporting this as a rare species in Morris County is an understatement. The only other record in the … Continue reading

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Saturday Bird Notes, Sep. 6, 2014

Red-headed Woodpeckers and a late Purple Martin were at Glenhurst Meadows today (Jeff Ellerbusch). Warblers included Blue-winged, Black-and-white, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, Magnolia, Yellow and Chestnut-sided. Shorebirds were slight with 4 Solitary and 5 Least Sandpipers. At least 3 juvenile … Continue reading

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American Golden-Plover and other field notes, Sep. 1, 2014

The first American Golden-Plover of the season in Somerset County was photographed by Carolyn Arnesen yesterday, Aug. 31, at Skillman Park, the southern neighbor to Selody Sod Farm in Montgomery Twp. Today, 71 Killdeer, 1 Solitary and 1 Pectoral Sandpiper … Continue reading

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Thursday Bird Notes, Aug. 28, 2014

The Pits The heavily cropped photo above illustrates a clear difference between a dark-legged, light-colored, straight-billed juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper (uncommon in Morris and Somerset Counties) and a brown, greenish-legged, slightly decurved-billed juvenile Least Sandpiper (the default peep in Morris and … Continue reading

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Short-billed Dowitcher at Glenhurst Meadows, Aug. 27, 2014

A Short-billed Dowitcher was found at Glenhurst Meadows this morning by Jim Mulvey. It was still in the northwest pond at dusk. This is the second Short-billed Dowitcher in Somerset County this month, with the first on August 14 at … Continue reading

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Thursday Bird Notes; Morris Deer Management Schedule, July 10, 2014

Young Birds of 2014 Dickcissel(s?) in Franklin Township The Dickcissel(s?) continues at Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve in Franklin Twp. It can be viewed in the trees and adjoining grassland by making the first right out of the parking lot and … Continue reading

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Shorebirds in Long Valley, May 22, 2014

Shorebird habitat is always scarce in Morris County. It was a surprise to find 5 Semipalmated Plovers, 10 Least Sandpipers, 2 Greater Yellowlegs, 3 Spotted Sandpipers and resident Killdeer on a flooded cornfield in Long Valley this afternoon. This is … Continue reading

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Dunlin, Pectoral Sandpiper and Sora in Morris Co., Nov. 1, 2013

Kitchell Pond at Loantaka Brook Reservation in Morris Township has a history of hosting interesting species: Greater White-fronted Goose, Cackling Goose, shorebirds such as 2012’s Long-billed Dowitcher, seasonal species such as Solitary, Spotted, and Least Sandpipers and Greater and Lesser … Continue reading

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Saturday Field Notes, Sep. 7, 2013

Here are the shorebird numbers from the Lincoln Park Gravel Pits today: Semipalmated Plover – 1 Killdeer- 25 Semipalmated Sandpiper – 10 Least Sandpiper – 14 Wilson’s Snipe – 1 All of the Semipalmated and Least Sandpipers were juveniles. 1 Blue-winged … Continue reading

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Connecticut Warbler, Olive-sided Flycatchers, Field Notes, Sep. 5, 2013

Connecticut Warbler at Lord Stirling Park From Mike Hiotis at Lord Stirling Park: This afternoon I spotted a Connecticut Warbler that popped up in front of me and flew to eye height a few yards away. As is not always the … Continue reading

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