Sandy Hook with a side of sunburn

I spent about 7 hours at the Hook on Tuesday, much of it on the hawk watch platform. I also forgot to put sun block on my hands, which now look like lobster claws. We saw lots of good birds, including an Osprey who had landed on the nest with a fish (this nest was on the building at the Garden):

Osprey in nest at Sandy Hook, 4/26/11

There were a lot of Turkey Vultures around and a few Egrets:

Turkey Vulture at the hawk watchGreat Egret passing the hawk watch platformP1090176.JPG

Here’s a Barn Swallow chillin’ on a wire:

Cute Barn Swallow

And a cute White-breasted Nuthatch who sat close to us in a tree at the hawk watch:

White-breasted Nuthatch at the hawk watch

All in all, it was a great day, and I tallied 77 species.

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