Date: 2/10/18 7:32 am
From: Michael Britt <sootyshear...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Local birding 2/10/18
Highlights from LSP early were: a hen REDHEAD mixed in with Greater Scaup
by the jetty, an AMERICAN WOODCOCK was displaying pre-dawn from the IC lot,
the dark SNOWY OWL was getting divebombed by a gull as it roosted on a sand
pile in a barge out in the middle of the bay (scope needed), and 7 HORNED
LARKS were in the usual spot.

Of local interest, 3 NORTHERN SHOVELERS were roosting on the beach on the
south end of Port Liberte.

At the Ocean Terminal, an immature RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was perched on a
telephone pole at the construction site across from the berm. This bird is
a new arrival. Also a FIELD SPARROW was a surprise in a small mixed species
flock. This species is rare in Hudson County in winter.

Mike Britt
Bayonne


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