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.