Saturday, February 21, 2009

The worst bird walk ever*

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.

Yawn.

We did get to see this g
reat 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.

*Post title suggested by our field trip leader

7 comments:

Mary said...

Oh, well. I think seeing the world's largest gull would have been a highlight! Maybe....

Rabbits' Guy said...

That title reminds me ... there is an old, funny country song called "The Tennessee Birdwalk" ... I think.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Yup .. I Googled it and it's even on a YouTube!

bobbie said...

But you had sunshine, and the company of good friends. Not a complete loss.

Patrick Belardo said...

I've been to Sandy Hook on those days!

Endment said...

Here I was longing to be out and about - thinking how wonderful it would be to explore a new scene - thanks for helping me appreciate our small world..
Hope you soon have an abundance of birds in your view

Larry said...

I've actually been trying to slow down with the birding a bit so that I build up a hunger for it again.-All that January listing kind of knocked the starch out of me which is probably good from a dietary view but not so when it comes to my birding enthusiasm. When I'm in the mood for birding-no trip is bad.