2 adult American Golden-Plovers were at Selody Sod Farm this morning (Jeff Ellerbusch). This is the first report of this species in the mocosocoBirds region for 2013. 60 Killdeer and 1 Least Sandpiper round out the shorebird tally.
The same basic group of shorebirds as yesterday inhabited the Pits this morning (Roger Johnson, J. Klizas).
Semipalmated Plover – 2
Killdeer – 16
Solitary Sandpiper – 2
Lesser Yellowlegs – 2
Semipalmated Sandpiper – 3
Least Sandpiper – 27
Pectoral Sandpiper – 2
8 Great Egrets, 5 Great Blue Herons, an adult Bald Eagle, a Northern Harrier and 3 Blue-winged Teal were also present. Viceroys are numerous at the Pits right now.
Other Field Notes
From Linda Matula in Randolph:
A surprise Golden-crowned Kinglet was feeding in my shrubs this AM. Also, low cloud cover last evening pushed a Common Nighthawk into view. This is NOT an annual sighting.
From John J. Collins:
There was a Great Egret standing at the side of the pond preening itself at Duke Island Park in Bridgewater this afternoon. Other birds seen along the Raritan were Spotted Sandpiper and an adult Bald Eagle.
From Leslie Webster, yesterday Aug. 26, 2013:
News from Loantaka Brook Reservation: the East breezes were apparently favorable this AM for migrant warblers: 3 Common Yellowthroats, 2 Black-and-white, 4 American Redstart, 2 Magnolia, and 2 Yellow warblers were observed. A Brown Creeper was in one of the groups, as well. At Kitchell Pond, there were 2 Greater Yellowlegs grooming and feeding.