Thursday, November 1, 2012

Post-storm Birds (NJ)

After getting hammered by wind all night and losing power (still out 2.5 days later; was out for 5 days) I went out around 10am to slowly wind my way to local water spots in search of hurricane-displaced birds.  I found a little, but nothing tremendously interesting - most of the action was in New York Harbor or down on the Delaware, out of the range of any sane driving the morning after that hurricane.  Lots of power poles split or downed and multiple downed trees with the inevitable widespread power outages. Mercer Meadows - Rosedale Park lake: 2 Forster's Terns; 2 Ospreys; 1 Bald Eagle; flock of Tree Swallows; 1 Cave/Cliff Swallow - appeared quite dark on forehead and throat but also wet so ID inconclusive but likely a Cave - seemed to be passing through Mercer County Park lake: 3 Common Loons (1 adult and 2 immatures) plus one fly-over 1 Forster's Tern; 2 female Surf Scoters; 3 Bald Eagles (2 adults and 1 immature).    This amounted to a few extra birds on my Mercer County list but not much else.

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