Sullivan County WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER!, 8/9/15

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~White-rumped Sandpiper at Morningside Park in Sulllivan County, 8/9/15.~

I was pretty darn happy this morning when I received a text from John Haas, alerting me that he had located a WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER at Morningside Park in Sullivan County (click here to read John’s account of locating the bird).

I finished what I was doing and then headed home. Yes home… to get my kayak. Morningside Park offers a rare opportunity in our area to see shorebirds up close, and the key is to bird by kayak. I followed John’s directions and located the bird almost immediately and enjoyed taking many photos.  It was pretty exciting for me to get such a good shorebird, hopefully it is the first of many for this season. And, what a good looking bird; it was super to get such good looks at it. There were also several Least Sandpipers present, so I got some shots of them as well.

I’ve also included some photos from the week, most are from the Liberty Loop, where I have been spending most of my birding time lately.

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~I love the crossing primaries as seen in this photo of the bird. White-rumped Sandpiper at Morningside Park, 8/9/15.~
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~One more good look at the White-rumped Sandpiper as it feeds on one of the islands located in the lake at Morningside Park in Sullivan County, 8/9/15.~
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~Least Sandpiper coming this way! Morningside Park, 8/9/15.~
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~It’s hard to believe how very small these birds are when you get this close to them – they are just little peanuts! Least Sandpiper at Morningside Park in Sullivan County, 8/9/15.~
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~This is just a small portion of the crowd of Great Egrets in front of the viewing platform at the Liberty Loop this morning, 8/9/15.~
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~Ha ha! Finally got a shot of a Marsh Wren! Liberty Loop at Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge, 8/9/115.~
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~Great Blue Heron takes a short flight at Wallkill River NWR, Liberty Loop, 8/4/15.~
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~Scarlett Tanager on the west side of the Liberty Loop, 8/8/15.~

8 thoughts on “Sullivan County WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER!, 8/9/15”

    1. Wilma, it’s going to be so long before I retire I can’t even think about it. Hope you get all the birds once you retire. Matt

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