25 Feb Rosa goes birding
Last Friday, Rosa’s school had an in-service day, so Rosa went birding at Point Pleasant Park. She brought the cardboard binoculars she got for Christmas.
She spotted a Common Loon trying to swallow a whole crab:
Way off the tip of the park, she spied a Common Eider Drake:
A Northern Pintal was hanging around First Beach. Notice his blue bill?
Here he is again, standing on one leg:
A Pintail-Mallard hybrid was resting on the sand:
A Red-Breasted Merganser was drying his feathers in the sun…
…but when Rosa got too close, he headed for the safety of the water:
The trip was exciting, and fun, but also exhausting:
Photos: Joshua Barss Donham