Friends of Padre Beach Report 4/09/2014
Via Captain Billy Sandifer Water is murky green to the 30 mile beach and clear south of the 30 to the Port Mansfield jetties. There is no fresh sargassum north of the 45 and large amounts from the 45 to the jetty. Menhaden were seen feeding in the surf. One 5’ 8” Blacktipped shark was caught and we saw a larger shark. We observed a total of 4 large jack Crevalle. Driving is great on low tide and slow going in the Big Shell on high tide but it’s not terribly soft. Birds sighted included 1 sub adult Glaucous Gull, 1 Wimbrel, 3 Green Herons, 1 Long-billed Curlew, 1 White-tailed hawk, 1 Yellow Crowned Night Heron, 25 white Egrets (sp), 6 Golden Plover, 1 Water Thrush (sp) and 1 Savannah Sparrow.