Avenged ! Following my miss of New Jersey's First State Record of the species of Little Egret on April 28, the bird was re-found once again visiting Heislerville WMA on Thursday evening and was then reported again on Friday (yesterday)..So my friends and I decided to give this bird another try.
We began our morning at the relatively nearby to Heislerville birding area of Belleplain State Forest. Here we sought out and found the specialty of this forest, the Yellow-Throated Warbler. We heard, but did not see a Prothonotary Warbler...
Next we moved onto Heislerville WMA and found there to be quite a gale blowing. We also heard that the Little Egret was seen moments ago and had flown into the marsh. We then drove up on the dirt road separating the tidal impoundment & the marsh and we connected with the bird !!
credit Bob Brown
This species is my 648th official ABA-species !!