3-14-08 FNWR

Fri, FNWR, 10:45am - 3:15pm. Sunny, NE winds. 50's. Tides Fri @ Brigantine Channel @ Hoffman Thorofare: Fri HT: 2:16 AM, LT: 9:00 AM, HT: 2:56 PM.

Species seen Fri: Blue Jays, BC Chickadees, Tree Swallows, Belted Kingfisher, Mute Swans (11), C. Merg, Mallards, Blk Ducks, Pintails, GBH (3-4), WT Sparr's, N. Harriers, Herr. Gulls, RB Gulls, RB Merg's, H. Grebes, AO's (2), Scaup (Gr?), Bufflehead, Brant, (RB Merg's,
H. Grebes, AO's, M. Swans, Bufflehead, Scaup & Brant all out on Reeds Bay), Peregrine (cross dike platform), N. Shov's, Dunlin (1000's), Snow Geese ( ~ 2000 in the East pool, the group of 3 & 1 solo), CAN Geese,Song Sparr's, E. Bluebirds, RT Hawk, RW Blkbirds, A. Robins, G. Catbird, TV's & Pied-bill Grebe (on gull pond around 3pm).

Note: I did not see the osprey but a Jersey birder reported to me that she & her group spotted an Osprey flying over the (SW?, towards Somers Cove?) marshes.

To the Jersey Birders I met today, Barbara, Susan, Karen & Cliff, nice to meet you all & thanks for sharing your scopes!