Is February an easy month to find birds anywhere?
Sandy Hook can be something like a wonderland of waterfowl at this time of year, but today it mostly wasn't. There were a couple of distant loons, a speck raft of red-breasted mergansers, a long-tailed duck or two, an imaginary harbor seal, a nice flock of faraway snow buntings and great looks at the world's largest gull.
We did get to see this great big boat heading out to sea though.
Despite the lack of birds, it was a beautiful day to be out, with a hint of spring in the air. Not really, but at least the wind wasn't quite so biting for a change.
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