3-13-08 FNWR

Thur., sunny, breezey, chilly 40's. 12:45pm to 6pm. Note controlled burn @ Forsythe on NW side, drive was closed until ~ 1:30pm. Tides for Thur. @ Brigantine Channel @ Hoffman Thorofare: HT: 1:42 PM, LT: 7:44 PM;

Did not see the Osprey but was told others had seen an osprey. Species seen: Fish Crows, N.Cards (M&F), YR Warb's, GBH's, Mute Swans (10), N. Harriers (flying all over the place!), Herr. gulls, RB gulls, Peregrine out on the cross dike platform, Blk ducks, Mallards, Pintails, N. Shov's, GBB gulls (always on the 1 osprey nest, 2 on there today), Hooded Merg's, Dunlin,
DC Cormorant (2), Brant, CAN Geese, Buffleheads, RT Hawk, A. Robins, RW Blkbirds, E. Bluebirds & Pine Warb (1st yr F). Also Tree Swallows, Snow Geese (those same 3 that hang @ the 1 corner near the NW side of the cross dike), WT Sparr's & RB Wdpker (M).

Scott's Landing: ~ 6:15pm, N. Harriers seen over the marshes.

Oyster Creek: ~ 6:30pm, 1 GB Heron in waterway by the little wood bridge. 2 Gr. Yellowlegs out in a marsh pool area on the NW side of Oyster Creek Rd.