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Jaymann's Blog – December 2013 Archive (18)

Dec. 30, 13: A bit of bird talk followed by a bit of info on this week's ban of common incandescent light bulbs ...

Monday, December 30, 2013: Still flocks of folks working the south end for a gander at an owl – or five or ten. However, the wilderness area was not hopping with owls today.

I did my obligatory, on-vacation cruise-about and saw a couple owls and a falcon. It was kinda drab – overcast and uneventful. Leaving, I had to assist a struggler -- who made the easy walk down, followed by the pooped realization that it’s…

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Dec. 28/29 ... Birders by the flockful ... other stuff

Snow bunting (see below).

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The showing of birders on Saturday was easily on par with the eruption of snowy owls that has attracted them to the far south end. It was Grand Central Owl Station. And much like that famed NYC transit system locale, there were all types of birding folks afoot in Holgate.…

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Added by jaymann on December 29, 2013 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

  Monday, December 23, 2013: I want to pass on this general message to folks readying to travel for Christmas. Despite some very-off social media messages, it remains very easy getting to LBI over th…

 

Monday, December 23, 2013: I want to pass on this general message to folks readying to travel for Christmas. Despite some very-off social media messages, it remains very easy getting to LBI over the Causeway.

Please note that the “Work Area” speed limit has been reduced to 45 mph but I liken those new signs to speed limit signs of the parkway, i.e. they’re seemingly just for show.

I’m likely going to catch hell for writing this but I absolutely pity the fool who drives…

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Sunday, December 22, 2013: Christmas vacation would be much better if it didn't come at, well, Christmas.

 

 (Further below is some updated fluke fodder, regarding 2014 regs. Read and get involved.

 

Sunday,…

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The Fish Story -- It’s Time for Time Off; Acid Makes Fish Jittery

The Fish Story

It’s Time for Time Off; Acid Makes Fish Jittery

By JAY MANN | Dec 18, 2013…
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013: If you can’t take the cold, get out of the kitchen – or something like that.

 

 

 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013: If you can’t take the cold, get out of the kitchen – or something like that. It was, let’s just say, a tad daiquiri-ish out there on the beach. For me, it was just fine.…

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Added by jaymann on December 18, 2013 at 6:38pm — 4 Comments

Tuesday, December 17, 2013: A bit pissy out there today

 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013: A bit pissy out there today but perfect for me to be indoors to finish up the final SandPaper of the year. I commence with vacationing tomorrow. Whether I manage to actually experience said vacation depends on outside…

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  Saturday, December 14, 2013: Motoring note: Watch roadways for black ice, a.k.a African-American ice (Phillip A.), when the first drips of the rain hit later today. The cloudy a.m. hasn’t allowed i…

 

Saturday, December 14, 2013: Motoring note: Watch roadways for black ice, a.k.a African-American ice (Phillip A.), when the first drips of the rain hit later today. The cloudy a.m. hasn’t allowed in any solar heat to warm 25-degree asphalt and pavement.

Further inland, the black ice headaches could be way worse. However, the storm is arriving later than…

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  Friday, December 13, 2013: Holgate entrance is open again for buggies, though I was the only truck down there for a good chunk of today. Quite a few owl-watchers hiking in – including one fellow wi…

 

Friday, December 13, 2013: Holgate entrance is open again for buggies, though I was the only truck down there for a good chunk of today. Quite a few owl-watchers hiking in – including one fellow with a huge telephoto lens. His lens could be used to…

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013:

(See jingles segment below) 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013: I hear folks saying how cold and uncomfortable it is out there. I beg to au contraire. I hit the beach to do some pickin’ (mainly sand dollars and "jingle" shells, see below) for jewelry and artwork I’m doing.

After the equivalent of getting used to the water after…

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Dec. 9, interesting and important news stuff ....

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I’m fully confused by the shooting-on-sight of snowy owls at NYC and Newark airports. They are a protected species. What’s more, I can’t imagine aircraft-downing concerns…

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Added by jaymann on December 9, 2013 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

December 7, 2013: Snow and hardcore stripering.

Below: Parade photo by  Cathleen Pearce Engelsen.

December 7, 2013: Yesterday, I dedicated the day to the Ship Bottom Christmas Parade. It was quite cool – and also downright cold at times – but a glowing success, all things considered. The skies parted just long enough to get a parade day in…

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    Friday, December 06, 2013: Important fluke stuff from Paul H. below:   It seems I’ve become ground zero for reporting arriving snowy owls – and I don’t mind it at all. I have seven communiqués ab…

 

 

Friday, December 06, 2013: Important fluke stuff from Paul H. below:

 

It seems I’ve become ground zero for reporting arriving…

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Snowy Owls By the Number; Mushrooms Make Their Own Weather By JAY MANN | Dec 05, 2013  Photo by: Jay Mann Owls View More... The snowy owls have returned to roost in Holgate, and they are some lo…

Snowy Owls By the Number; Mushrooms Make Their Own Weather

By JAY MANN | Dec 05, 2013…
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For those of you not on my Facebook page, here are some video looks at the much talked about snowy owls of Holgate -- three or four of them.  http://youtu.be/Kd8snPoRwIc  http://youtu.be/t4l-SGiQZDk…

For those of you not on my Facebook page, here are some video looks at the much talked about snowy owls of Holgate -- three or four of them. 

http://youtu.be/Kd8snPoRwIc

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Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 ... Cougars and missing outdoorsman

Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 ...

Working on tons of things, fishing and what-not. Below are a slew of stories off the angling and seafood…

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December 1, 2013: Such a day

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December 1, 2013: Such a day, as Chrissie Hynde might say. (Pretenders, …

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