Sunday, September 02, 2012

September 2 - Salem County Sod Farms

Today my friend Bill E. and I took a long drive to southwestern NJ to visit the Sod Farms there.  At the East Coast Sod Farm, Bill was able to locate our primary target of Buff-Breasted Sandpiper.  I had not seen this species last year, so it was a treat to view this beauty once again. 

At the nearby Featherbed Lane Wildlife Management Area we enjoyed seeing Upland Sandpiper, and several Eastern Meadowlarks

Finally at Johnson Sod Farms we came across a flock of 12 Buffies, and these were at close range offering fantastic views.  Also here were some Pectoral Sandpipers and numerous Black-Bellied Plovers.