Birding the Jersey Shore
I am linking up with Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday
January 19, 2014
On Thursday, hubby and I went on an overnight visit to the Jersey shore. We drove as far as Barnegat Lighthouse Beach, then we headed south to Edwin Forsythe NWR and our somewhat of a free night at Trump's Taj Mahal in Atlantic City.
At the Barnegat Lighthouse beach we saw the Common Loon, Long-tailed Ducks and Harlequin Ducks. Lots of Scoters, Brants and Sanderlings and gulls.
Two Long-tailed Ducks with a Harlequin duck in the middle.. This was one of the only Harlequins I sighted at Barnegat this visit. In past years I have seen higher counts. I wonder if something is happening to them?
At Barnegat the Mergansers were plentiful..
Snowy Owl on the roof of the Edwin Forsythe NWR visitor center.
This is this third Snowy Owl I have seen since late November. The first sighting was in Delaware, second sighting was in Maryland and this last Snowy Owl was in New Jersey.. They seem to be everywhere this winter..
I am sure I will be doing more on our Jersey shore visit..Including some beautiful sunrise shots for Skywatch Friday..
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Thanks to our host: Mary our host of Mosaic Monday and to the hosting group of Our World Tuesday: Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia, Sandy and Jennifer. I wish everyone a happy week ahead!