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NJMC Naturalist Emeritus Don smith took these shots of semipalmated Sandpipers at River Barge Park near high tide on Saturday.
He estimated their numbers to be between 1,500 and 2,000. (Thanks, Don!)
Now appearing daily through late August. (The peeps, not Don.)
On Monday, we reported Chris Takacs’ sighting of a wing-tagged Great Egret in the Shorebird Pool, with “C19” on its bright yellow/orange tag, and asked photographers if they might get a photo of the aforementioned bird.
So a tip of the NJMC cap to Allan Sanford for the photo above.
In the Meantime, NJMC Naturalist Mike Newhouse reported the sighting to the USGS and also phoned New York City Audubon‘s Susan Elbin, who told Mike that the bird was banded as a juvenile on July 10 in Jamaica Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Queens, more than 20 miles away as the egret flies.
(Thanks to all of the Fab Four: Allan, Mike, Susan and Chris!)
More info on how to report sightings of wing-tagged birds is here.