|The jetty at Manasquan Inlet, Ocean County side|
Despite the balmy weather, neither of us was in the mood for a prolonged hunt along the northern shore where there are a number of look out points as you head south. It isn't a life bird and it isn't even a state bird. Persistence is a positive quality, but not when the odds say it will just lead to ever increasing frustration. Instead, we drove south to Manasquan Inlet. As we were walking to the beach we saw a couple of birders coming back from there. "Is this going to be worth it?" I asked them.
"Oh, sure, there's lots of loons and.."
I held up my hand, peremptorily, I'm afraid, and said, "I'm not interested in them. Did you see the Razorbill?"
"Oh yeah, its around, it keeps popping up. But it flew around to the north side of the jetty."
That elicited a groan from me. For one thing, that would make it hard to find. For another, even if we found it, the north side of the jetty is in Monmouth County. I wanted the bird for Ocean County. Shari, of course, being the rational one in the duo, wouldn't care which county it was in.