Sunday 10/25: Great day for birding around dead creek.
'thousands' of snow geese close to road at viewing area including several dressy
dark morph 'blue geese'
brilyea access near rt 17:
30+ green-winged teal mixed with blacks and mallards
several light and dark morphed rough-legged hawks
At tri-town water plant:
10 drake long tailed ducks,
several common loons, a northern mockingbird flitting about with chickadees and
At Jersey st fishing access:
6 drake gadwall and several females mixed with canda geese, snow geese, common
meragansers and mallards.
1 Female northern harrier
At Potash Bay: a raft (100+/-) of white-winged and black scoters (another birder
told me he had seen surf scoters there as well, but I was unable to verify).
Nice close up looks at 5 horned grebes.
Button Bay boat access: More scoter sp., 3 greater yellowlegs