Monday, February 06, 2006

Sussex Landfill - February 4, 2006

Today I had a nice visit to a Landfill. I'm serious !
That's where you go to see interesting winter Gulls. The aesthetics are missing, but seeing a few Iceland Gulls and the rarer Glaucous Gull is a treat only found in winter where this reliable food source is available to the birds. Surprisingly I did not see Black Vultures !

Later in the morning I was able to see an Eastern Bluebird, and another winter-only visitor in the Northern Shrike. This is the 3rd or 4th year consecutive year that this Shrike has appeared in Layton, NJ.