Daily Archives: April 16, 2013

DeKorte Weekend: Allan Sanford’s Report

Allan 6
Allan Sanford writes:

This weekend was great for diversity in birding at DeKorte Park. Everything from shorebirds to songbirds to raptors.

I was at the park both Saturday and Sunday and you could see the buzz of people around. The park was busy, especially on Sunday.

Ruby Crowned Kinglets, Palm Warblers, Yellow Rumps were abundant. I was able to see the Blue Gray Gnatcatcher up on the upper trail through park.

The Spotted Sandpiper left retention pond and is out in the water behind the Amvet signs. Caught him hunting.

As I was leaving the park an Osprey put on a show for me. These are some of the shots.

Two more pix follow. Thanks, Allan!

Continue reading

Plover Update (3:45PM)


4 p.m.

Four of us looked for American Golden Plover in both impoundments from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. — no luck.

Mike Newhouse will be at Harrier Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m. See below.

1 p.m.

Plover has relocated with several yellowlegs to the first impoundment in Harrier Meadow as of 1 p.m. (Photo above by Chris Takacs; thanks Chris!)

We will look for the bird at 2:30 today, and NJMC naturalist Mike Newhouse will look for the bird at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Directions to Harrier Meadow are on the blog (left-hand column)…

Park inside the gate to Harrier Meadow.  PSE&G vehicles are using the usual parking area….

Harrier Meadow is closed to the public; no trespassing, please!!