Shorebirds in Morris Co., Sep. 1, 2013

15 Great Egrets, Lincoln Park, NJ, Sep. 1, 2013 (photo by Jonathan Klizas).

15 Great Egrets, Lincoln Park, NJ, Sep. 1, 2013 (photo by Jonathan Klizas).

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A visit to the Lincoln Park Gravel Pits this morning showed that the water level was ever so slightly receding, exposing slivers of potential shorebird mudflats. 1 Pectoral and 2 Least Sandpipers, 2 Greater and 1 Lesser Yellowlegs and 3+ Killdeer represented the shorebirds. A Morris County year-high count of 15 Great Egrets were in the shallows, preening or doing nothing. An appearance by a juvenile Bald Eagle barely disrupted them. The habitat may be short-lived if the rainy weather forecasts come to pass.
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Kitchell Pond at Loantaka Brook Reservation had Least, Solitary and Spotted Sandpipers along with Killdeer (Simon Lane).
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From Leslie Webster:
News from Loantaka Brook Reservation: this morning was humid, airless, and dark, but some interesting species showed up, anyway. In the woods were a Scarlet Tanager, Winter Wren, and two species of warbler: a group of at least 4 American Redstarts, and 2 Black-and-Whites. At Kitchell Pond, a Brown Thrasher and a Common Yellowthroat came into full view, as well as 1 each Killdeer and Solitary Sandpiper.

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One Response to Shorebirds in Morris Co., Sep. 1, 2013

  1. Pingback: Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Am. Golden-Plovers, Short-billed Dowitcher , Sep. 2, 2013 | mocosoco Birds

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