We went to River Barge park yesterday around 5:15-5:30 or so, and we each did a count of them and after several times, concluded that there had been anywhere between 30 and possibly 33.
I took some shots from an angle that should allow a fairly accurate count. The problem is that some that were situated almost directly behind ones closer may easily get lost; however, in spite of that 30 should clearly be evident.
Hey, maybe by the weekend, word amongst the Black Skimmer society might get out there and generate even more–perhaps akin to what folks see in Long Island or Cape May. . .
A link to the NJMC’s Jim Wright’s June 2013 South Bergenite column on Black Skimmers is here.