Bonaparte’s Gull and continuing shorebirds, Sep. 3, 2013

Bonaparte’s Gull at Lake Musconetcong

Bonaparte's Gull, Lake Musconetcong, NJ, Sep. 3 2013 (photo by Alan Boyd)

Bonaparte’s Gull, Lake Musconetcong, NJ, Sep. 3 2013 (photo by Alan Boyd)

Tom Halliwell and Alan Boyd viewed a startlingly early immature Bonaparte’s Gull at Lake Musconetcong this morning. Tom says it is the earliest he has seen one at the lake.

Selody Sod Farm

An American Golden-Plover and an immature Buff-breasted Sandpiper continue at Selody Sod Farm, Montgomery Twp. (Jeff Ellerbusch, J. Klizas). Numerous Killdeer and single digit Least Sandpipers are all that remain from yesterday’s storm-related fallout. Interestingly, Jeff noted that the birds present today are the same that were at Selody before yesterday’s storm. All the storm-induced birds are gone.

Common Nighthawks

From Terry Carruthers, Sep. 2, 2013:
A good flight of Common Nighthawks this evening (Monday) over the Great Swamp with 136 counted between 6 – 7 pm from my deck on Whitebridge Rd.

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