Milton Collins spotted and photographed a rare for the East Coast Wood Sandpiper at the eastern end of the Shorebird Pool at DeKorte Park yesterday (Sunday, Sept. 20). Chris Takacs reports:
A Wood Sandpiper, a Eurasian bird, was found yesterday morning by Milton Collins. This is the first NJ state record, pending records committee approval and possibly the 6th was east coast sighting ever.
It’s a small sandpiper, about solitary sandpiper sized. It’s in the company of both Yellowlegs and dowitchers in the east end of the shorebird pool. Shorebird is being controlled to keep water levels lower.