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DVOC Field Trip Report
by Chris Walters

March 11, 2007
Barnegat, New Jersey

Lead by Frank Windfelder and Chris Walters

Attending were Brian Raicich, Sally Leathersich, Brian Quindlin, and Cindy Ahern, plus about a dozen high school birders, some from the Upper Main Line YMCA (UMLY), and others who came with Cindy. We all enjoyed a beautiful sunny day in the mid-50’s.

Strongly in evidence off the Barnegat jetty were 30+ Harlequins, some 200 Purple Sandpipers, several dozen Common Loons, one Red-throated Loon, hundreds of Long-tailed Ducks (Oldsquaw), Surf and White-winged Scoters, Great Cormorant, Bonaparte’s Gull, Oystercatchers, and Ruddy Turnstones. Horned Grebe, Red-breasted Mergansers and (yes) Yellow-rumped Warblers rounded out the picture. The 80+ Common Elders present there earlier in the winter were apparently now all gone – doubtless edging north as the spring approaches. All in all, the group had a great trip.