Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Am. Golden-Plovers, Short-billed Dowitcher , Sep. 2, 2013

Buff-breasted Sandpiper and Am. Golden-Plovers at Selody Sod Farm

What were 3 Am. Golden-Plovers (AGPL) earlier in the morning (Robert Skrabal) became 4 in the afternoon (Jeff Ellerbusch). The season’s first Buff-breasted Sandpiper (BBSA) in the mocosocoBirds region, a juvenile, was also found at Selody Sod Farm, Montgomery Township (Mike Hiotis, J. Ellerbusch). As of 1:50 p.m., 3 of the AGPL flew off leaving one AGPL in company with the BBSA.

From August going forward, Selody Sod Farm is checked regularly so the following table is an accurate depiction of arrival dates for the past two years at Selody.

AGPL BBSA
2012 Sep. 4 Aug. 6
2013 Aug. 27 Sep. 2

Short-billed Dowitcher at the Lincoln Park Gravel Pits

A Short-billed Dowitcher was a fly-by this morning at the Lincoln Park Gravel Pits
(Simon Lane, J. Klizas). Needless to say, this is a rare shorebird species in the mocosocoBirds region. A few other shorebirds continued before the rains came: Spotted, Solitary and 5 Least Sandpipers, 2 Greater and 1 Lesser Yellowlegs and 5 Killdeer. Yesterday’s 15 Great Egrets were at the Pits this morning but later slipped away unnoticed.

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One Response to Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Am. Golden-Plovers, Short-billed Dowitcher , Sep. 2, 2013

  1. Pingback: Baird’s Sandpiper in Montgomery Twp., Sep. 2, 2013 | mocosoco Birds

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