Tag Archives: shorebird

Red-eye navy

A fair number of American oystercatchers (Haematopus palliates) were nesting, resting, feeding, and frolicking at different points out on Sandy Hook last month. Looking almost unreal with carrot-like bills and tangerine eyes, they stood out in the crowd of less … Continue reading

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Piping spot

Along one of the beaches on Sandy Hook, a few Piping plovers (Charadrius melodus) alternately nest-sat and skittered about looking for food at the water’s edge.

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Rock kinder garden

If this Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) hadn’t let out a loud note in time, we might’ve inadvertently stepped on it or its eggs. Along the edge of a park’s gravel lot, it had made just enough of an indentation in the … Continue reading

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