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.
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….
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.
Bridge to Nowhere List:
Great Black-backed Gull
Great Crested Flycatcher
Then we were off for our true destination: Brigantine.