Saturday, August 27, 2016

August 27 - Brigantine Shorebirds & Herons

This morning brings the annual ritual of birding at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, affectionately known by locals as Brigantine.  Late August produces the highest number of species at this location, as well as, some seasonal specialties.
The primary target is the lovely Buff-Breasted Sandpiper, and we saw many today from very close range.  Here is an image from the Audubon website:

 We saw the special herons of Little Blue & also Tri-Colored, and tern species of Least, Forster's, Gull-Billed, Caspian, and Black.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

August 14 - Wilson's Phalarope

Today I convinced my wife Donna to take a short detour from our chores to stop at Richard W. DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst to see a Wilson's Phalarope that had bee seen yesterday.  As luck would have it the bird was visible when we first arrived and it also stayed within 20-30 feet of the boardwalk so we got some great views.

Here is a video by quoteny: