Here is a photo of Lily lake in Cape May today. It was about the only open fresh water for miles. Look at all of the ducks and geese crammed into that little ice hole.
Of course, none of the birds that we needed were there, but there were still some nice looking ducks out there. Here is a pretty nice photo of a Gadwall standing on the ice.
We even busted on White-winged Crossbills at Assunpink even after our friends told us that they just saw 2 of them. And, even though we ran into Scott Barnes (expert birder from NJ Audubon) and his friend Linda (another expert birder) who were also looking for the birds and couldn't find them either.
Thankfully, our friends Patty and Steve told us that they saw a Long-eared Owl earlier down in Medford area. We are just glad that we left time to go see it. It was awesome! The owl was in the woods in dense trees. Check out how camouflaged the owl is against the trunk of that pine tree.
I don't know how much birding I'll get in before heading to Cleveland for a workshop, but I'll let you know if I see anything interesting. I forgot to post this photo of the moon last night at Jake's Landing. It was just stunning.