For many years now, Mantoloking has had ospreys in town in summer. However, when I was little (early 80s), this was not the case due to DDT, and other factors. Happily, the ospreys have made quite a come back, and it is always fun to see them when they first arrive (often in April). This morning, they were particularly interested in a large crane that is being used for the Route 35 construction. Unfortunately, I don’t think that they have figured out that this is not a suitable nesting site.
While coming over the Mantoloking Bridge this afternoon, I had a very clear, sunny view of the the area of Mantoloking where the inlet formed by Sandy once was. Later, I went back to take the following pictures. As you can see, things have come a long way – if you look closely, you can even see new houses, pilings, and more going up. Please click on the photo below to see more.
Though it was too cloudy for a good sunrise this morning, I was able to take this quick video instead. It shows a 360 degree view of the beach near Lyman Street in Mantoloking. There are a few additional photos below.