Northern Lapwing – New Egypt, New Jersey
I was browsing the NJ List today and lit up after seeing a post from Shari Zirlin (Thanks Shari!) report not 1 but 3 Northern Lapwings in New Egypt, New Jersey! I had struck out on the one in MA last month so I had to try for these guys.
When I got there a line of birders were enjoying the three birds in the back (WAY back, as evidenced in the badly cropped photos) of a muddy field along with two Sandhill Cranes in the field next to it! Thankfully scope views were much better and I watched the birds for some time. Awesome bird!