Nov 2007

Some Yard Birds from today

Mid-afternoon I ventured out in our yard with the camera & snapped some photo's. Here's some of the birds that were in the yard...


Great Bay Blvd. survey 11-21-07

I took a quick ride out to GBB on Wed., Novemeber 21st (2:30-4:30pm) to enjoy the mild weather (up'r 60's, sun w/ clouds, light SW winds). The tide was incoming. HT for Shooting Thorofare was 4:53pm.
Species seen were: SBD (1), SPP (3), LYL (3), GYL (4), a group of 100** Dunlin; a group of 7 Dunlin & a group of 8 unidentified (hidden in grass & hindered by direct sunlight) but most likely Dunlin. Also a flying group of 100** unidentified, again probably Dunlin.

Also seen: 1 Common Loon, 1 GBB Gull, 3 N. Harriers, 1 Belted Kingfisher, 1 GB Heron & 3 Gr. Egrets.

A Flash slideshow can be found at the link below...


Flash slideshow Forsythe on 11-05-07

I took a spur of the moment ride out to Brig/Forsythe on Monday (11-05-07) afternoon from probably 1:30 til 4:30-5pm. I think low tide was around 12pm that day. I didn't do any counts of shorebirds but there was easily thousands on the exposed mudflats in the various pools & water ways. The majority of the shorebirds were Dunlin. I saw a group of 7 LYL's & some of the Dunlin groups had SPS mixed in with them & a few BBP's. I also saw several N. Harriers cruising the grounds & 1 Merlin was nice enough to stay perched on a wood post while I took some pix.

Here's a collection of pix/species from that day....

Flash slideshow: OC, NJ Sanderlings & Gulls '2'

Here's a collection of pix from the south end of OC late Tuesday afternoon.


GBB 10-29-07 Slideshow

Here's a collection of pix from my last survey @ GBB WMA...