Friday Bird Notes, Aug. 7, 2015

Semipalmated Sandpiper, Lincoln Park Gravel Pits, NJ, Aug. 7, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Semipalmated Sandpiper, Lincoln Park Gravel Pits, NJ, Aug. 7, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

(Click on the photo for a larger image.)

Shorebirds at the Lincoln Park Gravel Pits today include 2 Semipalmated Plovers, 16 Killdeer, 5 Greater Yellowlegs including 1 juvenile, 3 Semipalmated Sandpipers (adults) and 8 Least Sandpipers with 1 gorgeous juvenile.

On the previous day Roger Johnson added Black-crowned Night-Heron and Bobolink to The Pits’ year list.

Neighboring Walker Avenue Wetlands in Wayne, Passaic County has a diminished number of Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets with only 3 of the former and 4 of the latter today. Two weeks ago, the numbers of these two species were 26 and 30 respectively. 50+ Least Sandpipers, 10 Semipalmated Sandpipers, 4 Lesser Yellowlegs, 3 Spotted Sandpipers and 18 Killdeer are the today’s shorebird totals.

Fish Crows, Lincoln Park Gravel Pits, NJ, Aug. 7, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Fish Crows, Lincoln Park Gravel Pits, NJ, Aug. 7, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)


Rob Gallucci visited Glenhurst Meadows on Aug. 6. One of the few known Red-headed Woodpeckers in north New Jersey this summer continues. 3 Solitary Sandpipers, Green Heron and 2 Northern Waterthrushes were also observed.

Clicking on the photos below sends you to Rob’s Flickr page for a video of the species selected.

Red-headed Woodpecker, Glenhurst Meadows, NJ, Aug. 6, 2015 (photo by Robert Gallucci)

Red-headed Woodpecker, Glenhurst Meadows, NJ, Aug. 6, 2015 (photo by Robert Gallucci)

Solitary Sandpiper, Glenhurst Meadows, NJ, Aug. 6, 2015 (photo by Robert Gallucci)

Solitary Sandpiper, Glenhurst Meadows, NJ, Aug. 6, 2015 (photo by Robert Gallucci)


View local eBird checklists in the mocosocoBirds region via eBird’s Region Explorer. Use the following links:

The eBird Hotspot Primer is here and can also be accessed via the Hotspot menu item on the mocosocoBirds.com website.


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