Late February is prime time for
Jodrey’s Fish Pier was inspired by a
In the 1920’s, Mr. Jodrey wanted to revitalize the fishing industry in
After Everett Jodrey’s passing in 1984, the pier was officially named after him “the father of the fish pier” due to his granddaughter’s efforts. The sign was finally put up in 1992 completeing the legend of Everett Jodrey and the Jodrey’s Fish Pier.
For those of us who love birds, birding and the outdoors, Jodrey’s Pier is one of the premier winter birding and “Gulling” locations in
I parked my truck at the end of the pier by the berthed vessels which were covered with hungry Gulls.
I looked ahead in front of our truck and standing on the edge of the pier was a first winter Iceland Gull; the first one of the day.
The morning had given us multiple and continual Iceland Gulls, but so far, we hadn’t spotted one Glaucous Gull. Jen and I decided to leave the pier for a little while and try our luck at Niles Pond. As we drove to Eastern Point we checked all the coves including Wonson Cove along the way, but didn’t find any
Watching the entire flock of Gulls disperse over
We spent most of our time on the western side of the pier, and didn’t pay too much time on the eastern side. We walked over to the eastern side of the pier, and I noticed a small Gull roost on the roof of the building across the inner harbor. Looking through the Gulls in our scope, I spotted a barred/beige first winter Glaucous Gull, it easily stood out.
Iceland Gull- 17 (2 adults, 15 first winter ranging from nearly all-white to barred/dusky)
Glaucous Gull- 2 (first winter: 1 white- 1 barred/beige)
Iceland Gulls- 5 (all viewed by binoculars) - (3 or 4 adults, 1 or 2 third winter)
Keith and Jen Mueller Killingworth