Brigantine/Forsythe Jan. 23, 2008 (slide show)

I took advantage of the milder weather & sunny day & headed out to Forsythe for a few hours on Wednesday. A bit quieter out there with the frozen pools & ponds but the Short-eared owl provided a good 20 minutes of observation/entertainment.


Flash Slide show:

Wed., Jan. 23,2008; Sunny, chilly, light winds, low tide, frozen tidal pools. 2:30pm to 5:30pm at Forsythe NWR.

Wednesday's highlights were an Amr. Bittern along Gull Pond Rd. & a Short-eared Owl flying over the East Pool. I watched the SEO from 4:30pm til ~ 4:50pm. It was quite the treat to see this owl in good daylight.

Other species seen:
Cooper's Hawk
N. Harriers (1 of which was chasing the SEO)
YR Warb's
GC Kinglets
T. Titmice
C. Chickadees
WT Sparrows
C. Merg's
Downy Wdpkr
Blk Ducks
Snow Geese
Hooded Merg's
Herring Gulls
GBB Gulls
Can. Geese
Dunlin (flying)