Monday, May 20, 2013

Curlew Sandpiper

With a shout-out to John Stippick, who had the bird as I pulled up, tonight (after missing it yesterday)I finally saw the male Curlew Sandpiper at Heislerville, NJ. The bird was in the back or second impoundment, and as I watched it from 6 until 7 p.m., it didn't do a lot other than sleep. At first it roosted on the mud with the legions of Semipalmated Sandpipers and Dunlin, then it walked a bit and hopped up on a clump for 10 or fifteen minutes, then took a longer flight and landed on yet another clump to roost and sleep some more. It was always in the left third of the impoundment, pretty far back. These digiscoped images might help your search image, should you try for it:

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