Just another day at Barnegat Bay Lighthouse. I have been visiting the lighthouse a lot lately and again on Feb 25, 2013 was just another day looking for migrating birds stopping over for winter break.
It was another nice sunny day but again bitterly cold. I did manage to see the female Surf Scoter up close and she even hopped up on a rock right in front of me to preen. A female Red-breasted Merganser flew right in front of me and decided to poop as she flew by hahahaha! Isn’t it good luck when a bird poops on you? I didn’t get pooped on but close enough hahaa!
On another note, I saw a dead female Oldsquaw that got tangled in someone’s fishing line. The fishing line was wrapped around the duck and she couldn’t get free and drowned. Very sad. The law states that people fishing are supposed to remove all fishing line from the area but apparently some people don’t care. I am disappointed in the human race when I see stuff like this happen. I tried to get the fishing line from the water but the rocks were too slippery. I was disappointed in myself and should have tried harder.
On to the pictures.