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Today a friend and I went to the southernmost part of New Jersey on the Delaware Bay. It was too early for the annual coming ashore of the horseshoe crab, which will happen in about two weeks. So we walked on the beach and I was able to take my first best shot of the red-winged blackbird, which some say is the most common bird in North America.

Red-winged Blackbird

Red-winged Blackbird

There were also other birds of course, such as sandpipers, gulls, and terns.

Sandpipers

Sandpipers

Sandpipers are small birds, not much bigger than sparrows, but the terns and gulls were larger.

Common Tern

Common Tern

The common tern is noticeable by its short feet.

Ring-Billed Gulls

Ring-Billed Gulls

Laughing Gulls

Laughing Gull

 

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