Birding New Jersey with Bill
Onto Saw Creek and it was duck heaven. 10 - 20 Hooded Mergansers and Buffleheads as well as Goosander, Red-breasted Merganser, 81 Canvasbacks, Black Duck, Pintail, Mallard, Green-winged Teal and Gadwall. There was no mud and consequently no waders at all. We searched the edges for sparrows and came up with several Song and White-throated as well as a single American Tree Sparrow and four Savannah Sparrows.
We stopped briefly at Overpeck, Bills old stomping ground, where we hoped for more Sparrows but just got a load of Slate-coloured Juncos before Bill dropped me off to head back to Manhattan. A splendid day with good birds and splendid company - it was great to have a long chat about birds and common acquaintances but to my chagrin, I never took a photo of Bill and I in the field! Something to rectify in the, hopefully, not-too-distant future.
I got back in time to get back out to Broadway where we'd booked tickets for Phantom of the Opera - a good end to a great day and our last night in New York.