Wildwood NJ, or a Scene from The Birds?
Last updated: January 14, 2016

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The American Inn, North Wildwood, NJ
Sprows? Carrows? Wildwood NJ mystery birds.

Sprows? Carrows? Click for larger view.

Birds, like tourists, flock to?Wildwood NJ?each year. And like the tourists (most, anyway), I love them all. The seagulls, of course, are great, but there are plenty more varieties?to enjoy all?year long. The Wildwoods play host to egrets, sandpipers,?ducks, geese, swans, herons, ospreys, and even vultures. Of course, the island?also houses your garden-variety crows and sparrows, and lately it’s a cousin of these birds has been overstaying their welcome.

Within the past 3 to 5 years or so a species of birds resembling a mix between a sparrow and a crow?(Sprow? Carrow?) — has?been finding its?way to the Wildwoods, and?like a bad guest, overstaying its?welcome.

Specifically, it’s the poop. There, I said it. I’m not trying to be vulgar, but it’s everywhere. See that car in the photo? It’s covered with bird droppings. Covered! This is a typical scene these days in good ol’ Wildwood NJ.

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Perhaps it has to do with the unusually?mild winters the Wildwoods?have experienced over?the past few years. Maybe the?birds start there migration south (we are directly on many bird species?migratory path, by the way), then when they get to Wildwood, the warm weather makes them think they’ve reached their?final?destination. Granted, that’s just a guess, but what else could it be?

Anyway, the problem is certainly?a minor one, and since it doesn’t exist in the summer, all is still right on our happy island. In the meantime, I’ll start dropping hints to our guests that it’s time to go.


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