Date: 2/11/19 3:39 pm From: Thomas W. Reed <coturnicops...> Subject: [JERSEYBI] Gyrfalcon continues, Cape May Co. (Mon. PM)
The Gyrfalcon remained at Nummy Island through the afternoon, eventually flying off toward the west at 4:38pm (about 20 minutes earlier than its departure on Sunday when skies were clear). It apparently did not move from "the" Osprey platform between 9am and the time of its evening exit. This particular platform is beyond the curve and on the north/west side of the road, near some dock debris in the marsh.
Some additional notes-- 1) For those unfamiliar with the area, Nummy Island is the saltmarsh/causeway that runs between North Wildwood and Stone Harbor. A google search of Nummy Island will provide resources and directions for getting there. Apologies for not making this clear in earlier messages.
2) Safety reminder: again, the speed limit here is 50mph. Please pull well off the roadway when parking, be extremely careful if walking across the road, and be mindful of traffic when leaving. We've seen a few close calls-- some folks walking out in front of fast-moving traffic, others pulling U-turns on the curve. PLEASE play it safe.
The weather again looks poor for Tuesday, with a lot of rain (but no snow or ice locally). We'll provide a couple updates here tomorrow, with additional reports at CMBO's Twitter account (@cmbobirds). Thanks to everyone who provided information through the day.