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DVOC Field Trip Report
by Sandra Keller

November 27, 2011
Edwin Forsythe NWR at Brigantine, New Jersey

The annual November trip to Forsythe NWR enjoyed great looks at the usual winter species to be found here - Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Hooded and Red-breasted Mergansers, Horned Grebes, etc. One highlight was the Bald Eagle that was continually harassing a flock of Black Ducks - which kept putting up when the Eagle came near! Another Eagle - an adult - was perched on an Osprey platform close enough for a very good picture opportunity. Another highlight was a Ross's Goose that we picked out in the Snow Geese flock along the north dike. It made for a great comparison with the Snows!

Brant were both in and outside the dikes. A short run to Leed's Point was made to see what was around. Nothing out of the ordinary, but people now know the area. I will be happy to answer any questions on the trip - just email me at sandrakeller@verizon.net"