Date: 3/28/18 5:54 pm From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> Subject: [JERSEYBI] shorebird tide timing. and the bhgull at the Villas
I had the whole day, so off I go starting with my usual high tide areas for shorebirds. Gloucester county - nothing. But it is still March.
Salem county - much better. Theres a flooded field area near Money Island Rd. Both yellowlegs. And the ponds along Frog Rd. had so much water - they were loaded with ducks. High tide is best at these spots. The birds move out to the mud flats at low tide.
Cumberland - best. Perfect low tide at the Sea breeze Rd. impoundment. And I managed to get Maple Ave. right. The Bonies there were not numerous, but fun to watch feeding! But no Little Gull or BH Gull. And no Avocet. But, like I said, keep looking! One never knows. And low tide needed for the Cumberland spots until the Heislerville shorebird pool gets drawn down.
Cape May - I decided to head down after getting Kevin's alert. It was worth it! Absolutely perfect weather. I would have stayed longer, but did need to get home! Wow - to see the Black headed Gull in with Ring billed and Laughing. No Bonies around.