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DVOC Field Trip Report
Report by Patty Rehn
March 12, 2016
Barnegat Light and Mannahawkin, New Jersey
The trip to Barnegat Light this March was wonderful. It was
a beautiful day with mild temps. We had many great birds and birders. We started
the day with the local Peregrin Falcon at his favorite early morning perch atop
the light house. Long-tailed ducks were everywhere to be seen and heard. Many
loons were about, as were Black Scoters and Surf Scoters. A Great Cormorant
was hanging out with some Double-crested Cormorants, too. Many Dunlin and Purple
Sandpipers were also seen. One of the participants from Delaware got his life
Purple Sandpiper and life Great Cormorant on the trip. Congratulations!
But the excitement of the trip was just beginning when Cliff
Hence noticed a female Long-tailed Duck trapped among the rocks in the jetty.
Cliff instigated a rescue of the duck. She had a fishing hook in her wing with
fishing line attached. The fishing line was tangled in the rocks preventing
her from flying away or swimming out. With the Help of Steve Mattan, they managed
to cut the fishing line that was trapping her among the rocks. Cliff then put
her snuggly in his coat pocket and made the long journey down the Jetty to his
car where he took her to Cedar Run Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. You can see
and read the full rescue story here: http://recycledphotons.blogspot.com/2016/03/is-that-bird-in-your-pocket.html
Thanks to everyone for attending.
Any questions on this trip or the upcoming trips, please email.
Patty Rehn pattyrehn5 (at) gmail.com