Sunday, August 22, 2010

August 22 - De Korte

During a break in the morning rain I decided to get out & as luck would have it I ran into friend Rob F. at the Richard W De Korte Park in Lyundhurst.  Rob phoned me to say he was looking at the Avocet which had been reported yesterday. This Avocet was my first being seen here in Bergen County.

Later I was able to get some quick views of a Sora rail, unfortunately I could not return the favor to Rob and get him on this bird as my sighting was too brief.

However together we did see White-Rumped Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, Short-Billed Dowitchers, Semi-Palmated Sandpipers and Plovers, Spotted Sandpipers, Osprey, both species of Yellowlegs, and a Peregrine falcon chasing the shorebirds.