My wife and I made a couple of outings during the second half of October to the beach, hoping to find a range of water birds during migration. All we found were the usual suspects–Canadian Geese and Ring-billed gulls. Here they are “mingling.”
Occasionally, the Gulls would take to the air, circle, then land at the same spot.
Geese are highly structured in their ways–here, following the leader into the water.
Sometimes people on the beach got too close for comfort, causing the birds to launch, only to return a few moments later.
Interestingly, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology just announced that Superstorm Sandy has blown a number of migratory water birds, not normally found here, our way. We plan to return to the beach this week-end to see what might be around.
What unusual bird sightings have you observed in the wake of Superstorm Sandy?