Posted by: DarkEyedJunc0 | May 27, 2011

Curlew Sandpiper at the Meadowlands

A bird at the Meadowlands’ Harrier Meadow initially ID’d as a Red Knot has been re-identified as a Curlew Sandpiper!!
On Friday evening, I was fortunate enough to see the bird with Rob Fanning who made the initial discovery that the bird “didn’t quite look right for a Red Knot,” and ID’d it as a Curlew Sandpiper. After further review by the group, as well as review of photos confirmed the bird!! Great Job, Rob!!!

I hope you enjoy these photos – note the shape of the bill, as well as the coloring, how the “brick” stops at the bird’s legs, and the markings on the underside. These may not be the best quality photos, but they do the job!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more info, please visit a great article as posted by Jim Wright on Meadowland’s Nature Blog.

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Responses

  1. Thanks Lisa, I learned a lot of great ID tips!

    • Thank you DL – I must credit my teacher though! The location was great, as the tide came in, the bird got closer and closer. One of those lucky exercises in patience, where you really get to study a bird! I am grateful for those! Let’s bird together soon!


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