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:

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Way off the tip of the park, she spied a Common Eider Drake:

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A Northern Pintal was hanging around First Beach. Notice his blue bill?

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Here he is again, standing on one leg:

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A Pintail-Mallard hybrid was resting on the sand:

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A Red-Breasted Merganser was drying his feathers in the sun…

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…but when Rosa got too close, he headed for the safety of the water:

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The trip was exciting, and fun, but also exhausting:

Photos: Joshua Barss Donham