Sunday, April 07, 2013

April 7 - South Amboy and Garret Mountain

On a very chilly day due to the high winds friends Bill, Andy, and Jen accompanied me to the Rariton River waterfront in South Amboy. Here we were able to view the Black-Headed Gull that had been reported here.  This was my first sighting of this species in a few years.  Other gull species seen were Great Black-Backed Gull, Herring Gull, Ring-Billed Gull and Bonaparte's Gull and Laughing Gull.
Other birds seen were the spring arrivals of American Oystercatcher and Osprey.

On the way home we stopped at Garret Mountain and had some more spring returnees of Phoebe, Blue-Winged Teal, Rough-Winged Swallow, both Kinglet species, and warblers of Pine, Palm and Louisiana Waterthrush.