Saturday Bird Notes, Sep. 6, 2014

Red-headed Woodpeckers and a late Purple Martin were at Glenhurst Meadows today (Jeff Ellerbusch). Warblers included Blue-winged, Black-and-white, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, Magnolia, Yellow and Chestnut-sided. Shorebirds were slight with 4 Solitary and 5 Least Sandpipers.


At least 3 juvenile Little Blue Herons continue at the Melanie Lane Wetlands along with Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, Great Egret, Green Heron and Great Blue Heron (eBirded by Chris Thomas).


Following is a photo by Chris Duffek of a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher at Grissgstown Grassland Preserve, Sep. 4

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Griggstown Grassland Preserve, NJ, Sep. 4, 2014 (photo by Chris Duffek)

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Griggstown Grassland Preserve, NJ, Sep. 4, 2014 (photo by Chris Duffek)


Below are some distant, heavily cropped, grainy photos of shorebirds photographed this morning at Boonton Reservoir. Where are they? Far away on the east shore. Period. Present were 2 Semipalmated Plovers, 25 Killdeer, 2 Spotted Sandpipers, 1 Greater Yellowlegs, 25 Least Sandpipers, 4 Pectoral Sandpipers, 3 Semipalmated Sandpipers, 2 Bald Eagles (1 adult, 1 sub-adult), 7 Green-winged Teal and a surprising 40 Gadwall in a raft south of the island.

Semipalmated Plover, Boonton Reservoir, NJ, Sep. 6, 2014 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Semipalmated Plover, Boonton Reservoir, NJ, Sep. 6, 2014 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Pectoral Sandpiper, Boonton Reservoir, NJ, Sep. 6, 2014 (photo by J. Klizas)

Pectoral Sandpiper, Boonton Reservoir, NJ, Sep. 6, 2014 (photo by J. Klizas)

3 Pectoral Sandpipers and 1 Least Sandpiper, Boonton Reservoir, NJ, Sep. 6, 2014 (photo by J. Klizas)

3 Pectoral Sandpipers and 1 Least Sandpiper, Boonton Reservoir, NJ, Sep. 6, 2014 (photo by J. Klizas)

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