The first American Golden-Plover of the season in Somerset County was photographed by Carolyn Arnesen yesterday, Aug. 31, at Skillman Park, the southern neighbor to Selody Sod Farm in Montgomery Twp.
Today, 71 Killdeer, 1 Solitary and 1 Pectoral Sandpiper are reported from Selody Sod Farm (Jeff Ellerbusch).
Common Nighthawks are migrating. 17 were tallied in Chatham Twp. on Aug. 30 (Simon Lane).
An Olive-sided Flycatcher was eBirded from Kinnelon, Aug. 30 (William Whitehead).
At least 3 Little Blue Herons continue at the Lincoln Park Gravel Pits as of Aug. 30. 13 Green Herons were catching frogs on the invasive water chestnut mat. 2 Semipalmated Plovers, 15 Killdeer, 1 Spotted Sandpiper, 1 Greater Yellowlegs, 5 Lesser Yellowlegs and 34 Least Sandpipers represented the shorebirds until a Cooper’s Hawk flushed most of them out of the area (J. Klizas).
The last report of the Short-billed Dowitcher at Glenhurst Meadows is Aug. 30 (m.obs.).
Mike Newlon photographed the following Yellow-bellied Flycatcher and immature Red-headed Woodpecker at Glenhurst Meadows, Aug. 29.
Fall Hawk Watch Season – 2014
The Chimney Rock Hawk Watch commenced today.