Thanks to Paul Giardino for reporting a bird sighting! He and three others observed a Northern Gannet about 150 yards from shore as it floated by on the out going tide. The location was at Boardwalk #8 (“Dolphin Point”) on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 5:15 pm.
The Northern Gannet is a large bird (Length: 37″ and Wingspan: 72″) who spends most of its life at sea. Similar to the Brown Pelican, to feed it plunge dives into the ocean from as high as 130 feet.