How many of you enjoy birdwatching? I admit, I do! Every time we travel, especially down to the shore…I’m always on the lookout for birds. I think some of the prettiest birds in the world live along the coast or in tropical locations. I really enjoy spending time on the beach and spying on the shore birds who live there.
When we travel I like to take along 2 pairs of binoculars, a bird identification guide, pen and my camera. I like to document the various type’s of birds that we see, when and where. It’s fun to look back over the years to see what we spotted on one of our many journeys.
These photos that I took (not professionally taken photos) are some of the birds that we spotted on our last trip down to the Jersey Shore. These beautiful animals were spotted in North Wildwood…the tip of the island near the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse and right on the North Wildwood Seawall. It’s a great place to spot Egrets and Cranes!
We find that the best time to spot them is during the morning hours or during the evening hours when the majority of people are off the beach. It also seems to be PRIME TIME feeding time for them. I’ve noticed that when the tide is going out or during low tide also seem to be great times to see them.
A few tips: Never toss food to wild birds! They must remain wild and they don’t need to be dependent on humans to feed them. Next, don’t let the kids or pets chase them! Keep your distance and view them from afar, hence the need for binoculars and if they want to come up close to you…they will.
How many of you enjoy birdwatching? For those of you who do enjoy this hobby, how often do you get out there in nature to watch them?