Friday, August 24, 2012

Reddish Egret - in case you hadn't heard!

Just in case you hadn't heard , with fingers crossed that it stays through the weekend - a Reddish Egret was located at the Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (aka Brigantine to us birders) on Thursday, 23rd and remains through Friday 24th at least.

This great discovery was made by Jimmy Warren, a visiting Drexel student from Schwenksville, PA. This bird showed up only one day short of the only other New Jersey record, 14 years later and at the same location! If you go looking for the bird, don't go looking for red - this is a typical first year, dark-morph bird and is generally ash gray in color with a pale eye..

The following pictures were taken by Sam Galick and shows the bird in typical, crazy, dashing-around poses!