First off I want to give Jon Stippack a huge congrats to finding a bird that has not been seen in NJ 47 years ago! Thanks to him and Sandra Keller for getting the word out so quickly as well. When i was 30 minutes away, Steve Glynn had called me and told me he was in an area near the Amazon warehouse that offered a great view of the marsh that wasn't visible from the causeway. A quick stop at the causeway just to touch base with everyone there and it was off to Amazon. Upon arrival Steve and his son and I gave a quick scan of the area to no avail. Steve however did see a bird that was of interest. Him and his son headed off to Wawa and I decided to explore the area.
I found an access trail a little further down the road where I hiked in and briefly saw the bird in flight with a group of yellowlegs. I called the group over on the causeway and the group all headed over. On my way out to meet the group, I saw the bird again in flight tuck down into the center of the marsh. Everyone showed up and set up their scopes and within half an hour we all had the bird in the scope. After distant looks, I headed out to find a better vantage point.
The bird stayed in the center of the marsh most of the day and offered amazing looks while feeding and in flight. The bird did head back towards the causeway in the early evening as the tide came in.