Date: 4/7/18 7:23 am From: Michael Britt <sootyshear...> Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raritan Bay Waterfront Park
Good morning. I had to wait about 15 minutes for the gate to open around 6:45AM. It was nice to run into Ethan Dropkin and Bill Whitehead. The light was excellent with the overcast.
Highlights were 136 HORNED GREBES ( clicked but definitely an undercount, as I never checked the cove on the north end), 275 BONAPARTE'S GULLS ( careful count - sum of those roosting on beach/water and feeding in the shipping channel), & GLAUCOUS GULL ( 1st cycle roosting on channel marker rocks, just left of the lighthouse).
Maybe Little and Black-headed were out of sight on the Staten Island side again!