One of the must-go-to places when birding at Sandy Hook is the boardwalk at Spermaceti Cove. It gives an easy vantage point to the bay and surrounding salt marsh and is a delightful birding experience at any season. In the winter, a huge raft of Greater Scaup float along, Horned Grebes pop up here and there, Brant call from all over, and lots of gulls zoom overhead and in the distance. It's also a good spot to see lounging Harbor Seals on the distant sand bars. It's a place of endless surprises.
Speaking of Sperm Whales, did you know that Moby-Dick was actually influenced by the real attack of a Sperm Whale on the Whaleship Essex?