Sunday, August 19, 2007

Word from Brigantine NWR

Just received a voice mail from Sam Galick who is braving the rainy weather at Brigantine NWR. He reports that the Roseate Spoonbill was putting on quite the show for about 30 or so minuets in gull pond. Anyone who has yet to try for this bird; well, it seems that you still have ample opportunity to add this species to your NJ state list.

Also of note are many species of shorebirds including a Red-necked phalarope (no details about exact location. And a Wilson's phalarope with in the first 1/10 mile of the one way auto loop.

So, anyone wanting to take odds on whether or not Sam will complete the tri-fecta. I'm posting 15:1 odds. Now I'm not a betting man but I've given some good odds.

In all seriousness, now is as great time to be looking for both of the mentioned species. Red phalarope on the other hand, well let's just say that Sam would be having one heck of a day if he did pull off the hat-trick.

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