Saturday, September 22, 2007

September 15 - Sandy Hook

A rainy morning kept the birds to a minimum, yet I did see some good ones. with friends Rob and Stephanie we birded for passerines, hoping for a Connecticut Warbler.
We never did find that species but did see these: Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Green Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Merlin, Black-bellied Plover, American Oystercatcher, Willet, Laughing Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Royal Tern, Belted Kingfisher, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Eastern Kingbird, Red-eyed Vireo, Blue Jay, American Crow, Tree Swallow, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Nashville Warbler, Northern Parula, Magnolia Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, American Redstart, Ovenbird, Northern Waterthrush, Common Yellowthroat, Scarlet Tanager, Eastern Towhee, Field Sparrow.

American Oystercatcher