By Luke Musher
At the end of the day today I went over to Heislerville with my co-workers/roommates, Steph and Nick. Lots of new shorebirds out and about including Black-bellied and Semipalmated Plovers, Dunlin, Short-billed Dowitcher, Semipalmated and Least Sandpipers, a single Stilt Sandpiper (pretty rare in spring), Willet, Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, and Ruddy Turnstone. Someone else had White-rumped Sandpipers (making a total of 12 species). I'll definitely be back in the morning to check it out again.
A White-faced Ibis was present with the Glossy Ibis on the south impoundment. I digiscoped some photos with my iPhone.
|I'm adding this photo a little late, but it's just to show that I've had all three North American Ibises in two days! This White Ibis was present all day yesterday, 4/30/2012, at the Wetlands Institute near Stone Harbor, NJ.|