Interesting and unusual birds photographed in
South Amboy in recent times include:
||At least one Black Brant
continues to winter around the western reaches of Raritan
Bay, often splitting its time between the south shore of
Staten Island and the athletic fields at South Amboy's
Waterfront Park. Note how the white flanks of the Black
Brant (front bird) are bordered entirely by black and that
the dark coloration on the lower breast and belly extends
back behind the legs. This bird was photographed on Feb.
28, 2009, by Scott Barnes.
|This Little Gull in immature
plumage was photographed along with a Bonaparte's Gull in
the Morgan section of South Amboy in May of 2005.
Little Gulls are annual visitors in small numbers during
An immature Black-headed Gull
(in front of the Laughing Gull) was
in the Morgan area May to July 2005.