Wow! WILSON’S PHALAROPE at DeKorte, 8/15/16

 

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~Love, love, loved this bird! WILSON’S PHALAROPE at DeKorte Park, 8/15/16.~

Okay, so at what point do I change the name of this blog to Bergen Birding? Over the weekend, another GREAT bird – a WILSON’S PHALAROPE, was located at DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. I didn’t go for it then, I but today after work, I ran for the bird and luckily the bird not only stuck around, it was very accommodating for photos. I was talking with Chris Takacs while viewing the bird, and he indicated that this was likely a young bird. The bird is absolutely beautiful, white as white can be with a long very thin and pointy bill. It fed nearly the entire time I was there, only stopping to preen and then relax for a short time. This is the second time I’ve seen a Wilson’s Phalarope, my lifer was at the Liberty Loop back in April of 2013.

Huge thanks to both Maria Loukeris and Denise Farrel, who kept me posted with the alerts for this bird today.

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~Beautiful bird. Wilson’s Phalarope at DeKorte Park, 8/15/16.~
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~WIPH at DeKorte, 8/15/16.~
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~I had to include at least one water flick shot. Wilson’s Phalarope at DeKorte Park, 8/15/16.~
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~There were many other shorebirds close by too, but I barely paused to take their photos. Lesser Yellowlegs at DeKorte Park, 8/15/16. ~
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~And for comparison, a Greater Yellowlegs at DeKorte Park 8/15/16.~
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~This is not a bird I’ve been this close to before. Short-billed Dowitcher at DeKorte, 8/15/16.

4 thoughts on “Wow! WILSON’S PHALAROPE at DeKorte, 8/15/16”

  1. BEAUTIFUL shots of that WIPH. Good going. I hate to think that a NJ site might draw better birds than we get here in OC!

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