After leaving Barnegat Lighthouse last Saturday Hubby and I headed for the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. We were able to do some birding at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Saturday afternoon and early Sunday morning. It is located just across from Atlantic City. The refuge has 47,000 acres of coastal habitat and a fantastic wildlife drive. I have been going to Atlantic City since a child and this was my first visit to the refuge, I did not even know it was there. It is a great place for birding and I will definitely be making another trip to the refuge later in the spring
During this visit we saw a lot of ducks, mostly the American Black Duck, Northern Pintails, Gadwalls, Northern Shoveler, Mallards, Hooded Mergansers, Common Mergansers, Bufflehead, Great Blue Heron, a large flock of Dunlin, Canada Geese, a Northern Harrier, Tundra Swans, Mute Swan, a large flock of Brant, a Bald Eagle, Killdeer and an unknown raptor.
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Northern Pintail... I just love their cute tail feathers
A closer look at the Northern Pintail
I assume this is the American Black Duck.
A large flock of Dunlins
Pintails, Shoveler and Mallards
Great Blue Heron
Hooded Merganser and a Bufflehead
Large flock of Brant
Any know what my unknown raptor is?
Atlantic City in the distance, I hope the Turbines do not hurt these birds as they are migrating.
This is my Camera Critters
post, I hope you enjoy my visit to the refuge and all the ducks and birds. Thanks to Misty Dawn for hosting and as usual I appreciate your visits to my blog. Have a great weekend!