Shoring Up the List

Having agreed to bird at Brigatine on Saturday, May 31st, my birding partner-in-crime and I decided to visit LBI on the way down: not for the beach, not for the fudge, but for the birds.

Light House at LBI. Long Beach Island, NJ. Photo taken on May 31, 2014.

Light House at LBI. Long Beach Island, NJ. Photo taken on May 31, 2014.

Sadly we thought this out poorly as there were few birds because there were too many bathers and boaters. However, we resuscitated the morning by trying out Manahawkin Wildlife Management Area .  We were to learn later that day that our whim was a portion of Brig known as the Bridge to Nowhere….

Bridge to Nowhere, Brigantine / Forsythe NWR, NJ. Photo taken on May 31, 2014.

Bridge to Nowhere, Brigantine / Forsythe NWR, NJ. Photo taken on May 31, 2014.

We had less than an hour to travel through / bird the area, but saw enough that we would definitely return. Mute Swans, Egrets, and Ibis fed throught the Marsh. Warblers sang their alluring songs from the forest.

Glossy Ibises feed in the marshes. Bridge to Nowhere, Brigantine / Forsythe NWR, NJ. Photo taken on May 31, 2014.

Glossy Ibises feed in the marshes. Bridge to Nowhere, Brigantine / Forsythe NWR, NJ. Photo taken on May 31, 2014.

Bridge to Nowhere List:

Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Mallard
Great Egret
Glossy Ibis
Turkey Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Forster’s Tern
Northern Flicker
Great Crested Flycatcher
Tree Swallow
Marsh Wren
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Ovenbird
Common Yellowthroat
Blackpoll Warbler
Red-winged Blackbird

Then we were off for our true destination: Brigantine.

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