Sunday, August 18, 2013

August 18 - Robert Moses State Park Seawatch

With just a few hours free today, friends Andy, Jen, Bill and I went out east to Robert Moses State Park's Field 2 for a seawatch as the winds were from the east.  Our decision paid off as we saw up to 2 dozen of the Cory's Shearwaters, with a handful or more coming quite close.

Credit: Link

We struck out on getting any other shearwaters species today, although we did have a single Northern Gannet, along with the expected Common Terns and other regulars.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

August 11 - White's Bog for Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher

This morning Bill and I went down to Burlington County's spot known as White's Bogs.  This location is a giant cranberry bog.   Amongst the growing fields and dikes a Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher had been reported for about one week now.
We found the spot fairly easy and within 15 minutes we go on the bird.  It appears to be a young bird.  This is my second sighting of this species within New Jersey.

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credit: Larry Scacchetti

We briefly saw a Baird's Sandpiper here, as well as too many Solitary Sandpipers to count !!.