Monday, January 04, 2010

January 2 - Cape May & Barnegat

After spending the holiday weekend in Cape May I had just a few minutes of birding on my way home. However due to the extreme winds & cold, I stayed inside the car.

The Tundra Swans continue on Bunker Pond, and Eurasian Wigeons remain on Lighthouse Pond, and a Cackling Goose was present on the fields north of New England Road.

On the drive home I stopped at Barnegat Lighthouse. Here the strong winds made birding very difficult, and I did not bring my scope out into such conditions. I was able to see the Harlequin Ducks, Purple Sandpipers, Ruddy Turnstones, and other sea-ducks that make this place special, albeit not diverse.