Photo Study: Stilt Sandpiper @ Conejohela Flats

Alex Lamoreauxphoto study, Photography3 Comments

Recently I posted about a morning I spent birding at Conejohela Flats in Lancaster County, which mentioned that I saw and photographed an adult Stilt Sandpiper. That morning I was incredibly lucky because the bird actually flew over and landed where I was already set up and taking pictures of some Black Terns. Lighting conditions were really in my favor … Read More

Conejohela Flats – Black Terns and Stilt Sandpiper

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Birding, birds in flight, eBird, General News and Info, Migration, Photography, Rarities, Trip Reports2 Comments

This morning Ian Gardner and I took the short drive down to Conejohela Flats from Hershey. We arrived at 8:20am and kayaked around for 2.5 hours. The weather started off very windy with rough water on the river, and heavy cloud cover. Later in the morning, the wind died down and the sun came out. The water level in the area … Read More

Stilt Sandpiper and Friends at Merritt Island NWR

Alex LamoreauxBehavior, Bird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Photography, Trip ReportsLeave a Comment

Anna and I visited Merritt Island NWR late in the afternoon on May 26th. Birding was relatively slow due to the time of day and because of how few migrants are around. We were able to find 32 species along the Black Point Wildlife Drive (eBird checklist), including a few FOY species for us – Least Terns, Gull-billed Terns, White-rumped … Read More

Stilt Sandpiper flock

Drew WeberBird Sightings, Birding, General News and InfoLeave a Comment

Today Alex and I headed down to Lebanon County with Steve and Josh for some shorebirding. We were hoping to find the previously reported Long-billed Dowitcher to compare with the bird we just had trouble with in Centre County. The first flooded field we stopped at was huge and the shorebirds (mostly yellowlegs) were distant. I eventually picked out a … Read More