Sunday, December 01, 2013

November 30 - Snowy Day

I went south with Bill E today, our first stop was Brigantine NWR.  Here we got the Snowy Owl and saw it quite well, plus we saw the Owl take a short flght. Later Bill was able to find the Eurasian Wigeon, and we saw over 40 of the Tundra Swans.

We headed north and made our second stop at Barnegat Lighthouse.  Here we had another Snowy Owl and this one was very easy to get close views by using our optics.  Unfortunately others get too close.  Anyway we also had all 3 species of Scoter, and an amazing 8 King Eiders, of which a few were immature males and the rest were females.  Of course the Harlequin Ducks, Purple Sandpipers, and Ipswhich Sparrow were also great to see.

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Here is an image that shows a good comparison between King & Common Eider

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