Buff-breasted and Upland Sandpipers in Montgomery Township, August 6, 2012

Jeff Ellerbusch found a Buff-breasted Sandpiper this morning at the Selody Sod Farm, Skillman Road, Montgomery Township. This is not an easy bird to find. The farm is active and the birds (Killdeer, et al) are continuously getting flushed. A lot of time and patience is necessary.

As this post was being composed, Jeff reported an Upland Sandpiper flushed by a farm truck.

Totals:
Killdeer ~70
Semipalmated Plover 4
Upland Sandpiper 1
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 1
Semipalmated Sandpiper 1
Least Sandpiper 3

Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Selody Sod Farm, August 6, 2012 (photo by J. Ellerbusch)

Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Selody Sod Farm, August 6, 2012 (photo by J. Ellerbusch)

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2 Responses to Buff-breasted and Upland Sandpipers in Montgomery Township, August 6, 2012

  1. Jeff Ellerbusch says:

    A few things…

    Unfortunately the Upland Sandpiper was only seen because it very vocally flushed out of the field…and it didn’t stop. I just want to say this incase anyone goes expecting an UPSA.

    The Buff-breasted Sandpiper was still there when I left at 8:40. The best viewing is had by parking on Highfield Rd (off Skillman Rd), walking the side walk up to Skillman rd, and taking the sidewalk right untill you hit the peek- maybe 20 ft right of Highfield Rd. Scope from here and try to find the large Killdeer flock and take it from there.

    More details here- http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S11281942

    Jeff

  2. Pingback: Upland Sandpiper in Montgomery Township, August 14, 2012 | mocosoco Birds

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