Shorebirds in Somerset County, July 23, 2013

mocosocoBirds posts will be sporadic over the next two weeks. This post catches up on reports from the last few days.

The following photo is of a juvenile Black-crowned Night-Heron in Hillsborough Twp., July 23, 2013 (photo by Jeff Ellerbusch).
Black-crowned Night-Heron

Here is a recent account of shorebirds, et al, at the Hillsborough Promenade, Hillsborough Twp. by Jeff Ellerbusch.

7/21

Killdeer- 14
Spotted Sandpiper- 3
Solitary Sandpiper- 3
Semipalmated Sandpiper- 3
Least Sandpiper- 57

7/22

Killdeer- 16
Spotted Sandpiper- 3
Solitary Sandpiper- 4
Semipalmated Sandpiper- 3
Least Sandpiper- 86

7/23

Black-crowned Night Heron (juv)
Killdeer- 8
Spotted Sandpiper- 2
Semipalmated Sandpiper- 1
Least Sandpiper- 23

Selody Sod Farm, Montgomery Twp. (J. Ellerbusch)

7/23

Killdeer- 62
Spotted Sandpiper- 1
Least sandpiper- 38

Charles Martin captured the following image of an Osprey at the towpath of the D&R Canal, south of the South Bound Brook spillway on July 20.

Osprey, D&R Canal Towpath, Somerset Co.,  July 20, 2013 (photo by Charles Martin).

Osprey, D&R Canal Towpath, Somerset Co., July 20, 2013 (photo by Charles Martin).

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