Dennis Cheeseman reported an American Avocet at Clay Ave. Wetlands in Lyndhurst this afternoon. Chris Takacs says the bird was still present as of 3:30. (Thanks, Dennis and Chris!)
This is a Lincoln’s Sparrow, banded at NJMC’s banding station. Dennis Cheeseman added the hat, even though this sparrow was not named for our 16th president — James Jay Audubon named it for Thomas Lincoln, who was Audubon’s traveling companion on a trip to Labrador in 1833 and who reportedly collected the first specimen.
Congrats to all who ID’d it correctly. And a tip of the hat to Dennis Cheeseman.