This weekend I was able to get in some birding at Barnegat State Park in New Jersey. We walked along the jetty and beach watching the ducks and other shorebirds. I was surprised at the high count of Harlequin Ducks and Long Tailed Ducks were along the jetty. There were also Brants, Surf Scoters and Common Eider. We also saw Ruddy Turnstones and Purple Sandpipers. The Common Eider was a lifer for me.

Here are a few of the ducks we saw at Barnegat.

Brant, Common Eider and a Harlequin

Harlequins