May 21, 2014 |
VILLAS, N.J. - As other crew members hid behind the dunes, so as not to spook the birds, Larry Niles and Clive Minton peered through binoculars at the trap down the beach. The group had dug a shallow trench, folded a 30- by 60-foot net into it, and hidden it with dried seaweed. Three small cannons were buried along the net, too. All they needed now was to catch the birds. A flock of about 350 was down at the waterline of the Delaware Bay beach. The rising tide was pushing them toward the net. Closer and closer they came.
August 9, 2016
MONTGOMERY COUNTY Green Lane: "Shorebirds or Songbirds. " Birding program. If mudflats, search for herons, sandpipers, and plovers; if water levels high, songbirds. Participants are encouraged to bring bincoulars. Age 9 and up. Free. Meet at Church Road Bird Sanctuary, 1010 Church Rd. Contact Kevin Crilley, 215-234-4528, email@example.com . 6 p.m., Aug. 13.
June 6, 2008 |
NORWICH, Conn. - Edwar Gonzalez ripped a two-run double in the ninth inning to lead the Trenton Thunder to a 9-6 win over the Connecticut Defenders yesterday in the Eastern League. Lehigh Valley 9, Indianapolis 5 INDIANAPOLIS - Jason Jaramillo's three-run double capped a six-run second as the IronPigs beat the Indians in the International League. Lakewood 6, Delmarva 1 LAKEWOOD, Md. - Drew Naylor struck out 13 in a complete game as the BlueClaws beat the Shorebirds in the South Atlantic League.
April 13, 2009 |
ALLENTOWN - Kevin Cash went 3 for 3 with a double and a home run yesterday to lead the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees to a 14-4 rout of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs in the International League. Cash scored three runs and knocked in three. Lehigh Valley starter Rodrigo Lopez gave up nine hits and six runs - three earned - in five innings. Delmarva 14, Lakewood 5 LAKEWOOD, N.J. - BlueClaws starter Jesus Sanchez lasted just two-thirds of an inning, issuing three walks, one hit and three earned runs in a loss to the Shorebirds in the South Atlantic League.
May 29, 2010 |
MANCHESTER, N.H. - Eric Thames hit a three-run inside-the-park homer with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning, David Cooper slugged a two-run homer to tie the game in the ninth, and Shawn Bowman hit a line drive, scoring Eric Thames with the winning run in the bottom of the 10th as the New Hamphire Fisher Cats beat the Trenton Thunder, 7-6, in an Eastern League game. Altoona 7, Reading 1 ALTOONA, Pa. - The Curve jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back in the EL game.
May 17, 2005 |
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Rochester Red Wings second baseman Luis Rodriguez stroked a soft single to left field off Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons reliever Martire Franco in the bottom of the ninth inning yesterday to give Rochester a comeback win in the International League game. The Red Barons carried a 6-5 lead into the eighth inning, but lost it when Franco gave up a run in each of the final two innings. Two Scranton errors, one by Franco and another by catcher Tim Gradoville, helped the Red Wings move the winning run into scoring position.
June 12, 2015 |
The small shorebird - a ruddy turnstone - was not happy. Moments ago, it had been feasting on horseshoe crab eggs along the waterline of Delaware Bay near Villas, N.J. But now, University of Georgia researcher Deb Carter had a gentle but inescapable grip on the bird, and her colleague Clara Kienzle was sticking a cotton swab down its throat. Next, they swabbed the bird's other end and then jabbed a slim needle into a vein to draw blood before releasing it. Their goal: to see if this healthy bird was carrying a flu virus.
May 16, 1993 |
Outdoors enthusiasts who want to see firsthand how wildlife managers alter habitat to benefit various species should spend some time at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Smyrna, Del., this spring or summer. The 15,000-acre refuge, on Delaware Bay, is perhaps best known as a place to witness the spectacular fall and spring migrations of ducks and geese. But this month, visitors can get a look at thousands of migrating shorebirds, since May is their peak at the refuge. The gathering of shorebirds at Bombay Hook, one of more than 400 refuges administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is aided considerably by the management practices of refuge personnel.
May 4, 2015
The Narrow Edge A Tiny Bird, an Ancient Crab and an Epic Journey By Deborah Cramer Yale University Press. $28. 304 pp. Deborah Cramer's riveting story of a small shorebird begins with loss: loss of large numbers of birds, of beach and mudflat, of its food, "and a slide toward extinction. " Grim stuff. But in Cramer's able hands, the story of the red knot - a bird inextricably linked with the Delaware Bay and its horseshoe crabs - becomes a scientific page-turner, full of intricacies and astonishment.
June 10, 2007 |
READING - Aarom Baldiris hit a three-run home run in the third inning to lead the Trenton Thunder past the Reading Phillies, 7-1, in the Eastern League last night. Ottawa 6, Pawtucket 2 PAWTUCKET, R.I. - Danny Sandoval was 3 for 5 with three RBIs as the Lynx beat the Red Sox in the International League. Delmarva 8, Lakewood 4 SALISBURY, Md. - David Cash had three hits and drove in three runs to lead the Shorebirds past the BlueClaws in the South Atlantic League. W.-Salem 3, Wilmington 0 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Kyle McCullough struck out eight in six innings to lead the Warthogs past the Blue Rocks in the Carolina League.