Saturday, September 22, 2007

September 22- Sandy Hook again

Once again the weather did not cooperate and the birding was light today. Of course, some good birds were seen, especially the ones where the calendar says they should be migrating south already.
Great-Crested Flycatcher

Highlights from today's walk were Common Nighthawk, Merlin, Great-Crested Flycatcher, Eastern Kingbird, Phoebe, Pewee, Royal Terns, Ruddy Turnstone, the plovers of both Black-Bellied and American Golden, Oystercatcher, Osprey, and Yellow-Billed Cuckoo.
Royal Tern .
credit Greg Downing

Warblers were represented by Parula, Black and White, Blackpoll, Blackburnian, Black-Throated Blue, Redstart, Northern Waterthrush, and Common Yellowthroat.

Black-Throated Blue Warbler
credit Greg Downing

So, I'll be waiting for the long overdue cold-front to bring in some new migrants