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DVOC Field Trip Report
by Bob Horton
Lakehurst Naval Air Station Trip Report
June 10, 2009
All participants had good looks at the Upland Sandpiper and we all enjoyed his unique “wolf-whistle” song. We also enjoyed Grasshopper Sparrows, Eastern Meadowlarks, Eastern Kingbirds, Horned Larks and others. In addition to visiting the open grassland habitat, we enjoyed a walk around a pond at the air station. An immature Blue Grosbeak was the highlight of this walk. The lowlight were the many ticks we found on our clothes.
After leaving Lakehurst, 4 participants visited Brightview Farms. The birds included Eastern Bluebirds, Chipping, Field and Grasshopper Sparrows, Bobolinks, Tree Swallows and Eastern Meadowlarks.