The highlight of the trip for many of us did involve an owl when Patrick managed to mimic a Barred owl and one called back. I joked that Patrick had a mate somewhere in the marsh calling back although the owl sounded pretty real. Below I a pic of Patrick giving more details about the Barred Owl.
Although the weather was gray and chilly in the morning it was still an awesome birding trip and hopefully I'll be able to make anohter couple of trips with Patrick. For those of you who haven't been to Sandy Hook make sure to check it out!