Sunday, June 01, 2008

June 1 - Sandy Hook

This morning I headed south to Sandy Hook to get a view of a Western Grebe which has been reported. Fortunately, the bird was where it had initially been located which is in Spermacetti Cove. The bird was not too far out, and the scope views were very nice.

Alder Fly was heard at two spots, and at the Salt Ponds we had Semipalmated Sandpipers, as well as, Semipalmated Plovers. Greater Yellowlegs, Spotted Sandpiper, both Green And Black-Crowned Night-Herons were seen.

A perched Common Nighthawk provided detailed views of this nightjar.

Later a return trip to the cove gave me another look at the Grebe - and I found 5 Red Knots feeding out on the sandbar amongst the expected Common, and Least Terns, Oystercatchers Black-Bellied Plovers, etc.