Posted by: DarkEyedJunc0 | October 23, 2011

Absecon Inlet

This weekend, Rob, ES and I ventured to a new location- Absecon Inlet

Located across the water from Atlantic City, it is a lesser-knows spot that attracts shorebirds in nice numbers.

from Google Maps

come up the walkway, and you can see Harrah's in the distance.

Absecon light and the AC boardwalk from the other side of the dunes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Highlights include: About 60 Marbled Godwits, A yellow-billed cuckoo, 2 flyover Bobolinks, Royal and Foresters terns & 1 Black-Bellied Plover.

Full report follows:

Atlantic City–Absecon Inlet, Atlantic, US-NJ
Oct 23, 2011 9:25 AM – 11:35 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
42 species (+1 other taxa)

Brant  X
Double-crested Cormorant  150
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  1
Cooper’s Hawk  1
Clapper Rail  X
Black-bellied Plover  X
American Oystercatcher  30
Greater Yellowlegs  X
Willet  50     Westerns
Marbled Godwit  60
peep sp.  10
Laughing Gull  X
Ring-billed Gull  X
Herring Gull  X
Great Black-backed Gull  X
Forster’s Tern  1
Royal Tern  3
Black Skimmer  50
Mourning Dove  X
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  X
Northern Flicker  6
Fish Crow  X
Golden-crowned Kinglet  X
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  X
American Robin  1
Gray Catbird  2
Northern Mockingbird  X
Common Yellowthroat  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  X
Field Sparrow  X
Savannah Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  X
Swamp Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  X
Dark-eyed Junco  X
Northern Cardinal  1
Bobolink  2
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Boat-tailed Grackle  1
American Goldfinch  X
House Sparrow  X

Marbled Godwits and an Oystercatcher enjoy a meal

Black-bellied Plover

Migrating Brant

Oystercatchers fly past the Windmills and Harrah’s

Even the Monarchs are gearing up for migration

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