Sunday, January 06, 2008

Sandy Hook Sunset

"I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay until sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in." --John Muir

Well... I can't quite concur with Muir, but it was a fine sunset today at Sandy Hook. The bay was like a mirror all day and the light this morning when I arrived for my volunteering at the bird observatory would have been phenomenal for photography. By the time I was done and could scan the shoreline for ducks there was nothing but glare on the bay, but that glare led to this sunset with the distant calls of oldsquaw arriving with the gentle waves at my feet.

Anybody want to ID the bird standing on the rocks?



Rabbits' Guy said...

Is it a black-legged, yellow-beaked, white-bellied western plover???

Could you maybe whistle its call for more of a hint????

Susan said...

Laura, your tests just keep getting harder! A Great Black-backed gull????

Susan Gets Native said...

An Adelie penguin?
; )

Trixie said...

Too tall and thin for a puffin...

nina said...

What a way to end your day.
That's lovely--I can almost dip my toe in!

dguzman said...

I was going to say great black-backed gull too.

Susan said...

Delia, so if we're wrong, we'll be wrong together.

Mary said...

Some sort of waterbird.

You had camera trouble not too long ago. Seems to be just fine!

That sunset is so pretty...

Anonymous said...

I am not good with water birds, but I love this shot!

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous photo... What a nice place to volunteer!

KGMom said...

It's a bird. . . standing on a rock; i.e. a rock-standing bird!
I like the sunset photo, too.

LauraHinNJ said...

Rabbits Guy: And I thought you were a birder!

Susan: Yay! You got it! What else could be that big?

SGN: Silly!

Trixie: Don't be encouraged by SGN!


Nina: Yep - I took almost 60 pics! I love my digital camera.

Delia: You're right!

Mary: The problem was with the memory card - an easy fix!

Sandy: Thanks.. it was so pretty and kept getting prettier.

Jennifer: You're right - our old nature center was smack in the middle of a cornfield - but had bobwhite!

KGMom: We may just turn you into a birder yet!