Sunday, October 04, 2009

October 4 - Sandy Hook & DeKorte

This morning my friend Bill E. and I made the trek to Sandy Hook, however last night's cold front didn't clear out the fog, and most of the morning here had very limited visibility. A good find was a Great Horned Owl, the first I have seen here. Otherwise it was very slow until we decided to stop at Plum Island on the way out. Here our friend Rob F. pointed out a Nelson's Sparrow and we ultimately found at least 3 of them.

Later we stopped at a nearby field and flushed up a Connecticut Warbler.

On the way home we briefly stopped at the De Korte park in the Meadowlands for looks at shorebirds. Here we saw several Stilt Sandpipers, about 15 Pectoral Sandpipers, and some Dunlin:

credit: Kevin Bolton