Take THAT Jersey birds.
Oh, did I mention that I needed to be back in Philly by noon in order to coach a hockey game? Yep. I left Patty at Bombay Hook and made it back to coach the team to victory. I was back on the road by 2:30 - this time with Diane driving. We were in Atlantic City watching Marbled Godwits, Oystercatchers and Willets before 4 PM. In the Villas by 5 PM. On the beach with a beer to walk the dogs and watch a beautiful sunset by 5:30. And out to dinner at Jake's by 6:30. What a day!
Unfortunately, Sunday was kind of a bust for the Big Year although still exhausting. We didn't get anything new. Patty went out to Tuckahoe and got Eurasian Wigeon and Golden Eagle while Diane and I spent an hour searching for Yellow-headed Blackbirds which we couldn't find before heading back to Philly to play another hockey game and then off to our niece Meaghan's 21st birthday party in West Chester.
Are you exhausted from reading this? Wait til the next post.