Friday, March 18, 2016

Great Bay Blvd WMA 3/18--Osprey

New birds continue to trickle in. The latest species, right on time, is Osprey. I saw 3 of them today along Great Bay Blvd, 2 sitting on nest platforms, and the one above, overhead at the inlet. Since Osprey is the most over-photographed bird in NJ, I had to grit my teeth to take the documentary photo. I think, in general, taking pictures of Ospreys is a monumental waste of time.

Otherwise, the Boulevard of Broken Asphalt was fairly quiet. No egrets or herons, no shorebirds, only a couple of species of ducks and, of course, Brant.

18 species
Brant  205
Canada Goose  2
Bufflehead  105
Red-breasted Merganser  13
Horned Grebe  1
Osprey  3    
Herring Gull  100
Great Black-backed Gull  15
Mourning Dove  3
Fish Crow  1     Heard
Tree Swallow  1
American Robin  12
European Starling  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  5
Dark-eyed Junco  2
Song Sparrow  6
Red-winged Blackbird  25
Boat-tailed Grackle  100

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