Buff-breasted Sandpiper in Morris County – Aug. 22, 2017

Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Lincoln Park Gravel Pits, Morris Co., NJ, Aug. 22, 2017 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

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The last record mocosocoBirds has of a Buff-breasted Sandpiper in Morris County is from 1990 – twenty-seven years ago. That drought ended today, August 22, 2017, as a gorgeous Buff-breasted Sandpiper showed itself at the Lincoln Park Gravel Pits.

Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Lincoln Park Gravel Pits, Morris Co., NJ, Aug. 22, 2017 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

The sandpiper was first found by Rob Fanning and this observer at the east shorebird flats. It moved to parts unknown until later in the morning when Roger Johnson and yours truly relocated it at the south end of the main Pits lake. At one point it almost flew into us and landed a mere twelve feet away.

Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Lincoln Park Gravel Pits, Morris Co., NJ, Aug. 22, 2017 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

The Glossy Ibis and Little Blue Heron continue as well as two Pectoral Sandpipers, twenty-five Least Sandpipers, twenty or so Killdeer, one Semipalmated Plover, Solitary and Spotted Sandpipers and eight each of Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs.

Little Blue Heron, Lincoln Park Gravel Pits, Morris Co., NJ, Aug. 22, 2017 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Glossy Ibis with Mallards, Lincoln Park Gravel Pits, Morris Co., NJ, Aug. 22, 2017 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Least Sandpiper, Lincoln Park Gravel Pits, Morris Co., NJ, Aug. 22, 2017 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Lesser Yellowlegs, Lincoln Park Gravel Pits, Morris Co., NJ, Aug. 22, 2017 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)


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2 Responses to Buff-breasted Sandpiper in Morris County – Aug. 22, 2017

  1. Mike Hiotis says:

    Great find Rob and Jonathan.Aong with the Black-necked Stilt ” The Pits” are putting on a show.

  2. Pingback: A Dickcissel closes out the summer – Sep. 22, 2017 | mocosocoBirds

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