Shorebirds in Somerset Co., and more, May 8, 2013

Black-bellied Plovers, Hillsborough Twp., NJ, May 8, 2013 (photo by Jeff Ellerbusch).

Black-bellied Plovers, Hillsborough Twp., NJ, May 8, 2013 (photo by Jeff Ellerbusch).

Somerset County

The rainstorm helped to ground some birds today.

Negri-Nepote Grassland Preserve, Franklin Township (Zach Batren, Jeff Ellerbusch)

2 Killdeer
8 Greater Yellowlegs
5 Lesser Yellowlegs
73 Least Sandpipers
2 Dunlin
7 Grasshopper Sparrows
Blue Grosbeak

Opie Road in Branchburgh and Hillsborough Twps. (Jeff Ellerbusch)
3 Black-bellied Plovers
1 Dunlin
19 Least Sandpipers
3 Bobolinks

Morris County

  • 5 Common Loons were at Boonton Reservoir.
  • The Melanie Lane Wetlands in Hanover Twp. are flooded.
  • Veerys were numerous in the Great Swamp this morning. No new migrants were observed.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday are shaping up as the migration days we are waiting for.

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One Response to Shorebirds in Somerset Co., and more, May 8, 2013

  1. rsl@att.net says:

    Hi Jonathan,
    The GSNWR does indeed have an influx of Veerys today. Add to that the arrival of Marsh Wrens. 2 or 3 were singing in emerging cattails along the Pond 3A/B dike road at dusk tonight.
    Good birding,
    Randy
    Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

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