A wide variety of birds live in or pass through Long Branch. In the spring many migrating birds return to our gardens. The locals that remain all year and some of the migrating birds nest in Long Branch. Others visit for a short while and move on.
The Starling pictured is nesting on an actual traffic light, in a back yard, which has been rewired so when it is plugged in, all the lights come on. There is a hole in the top of the traffic light and each spring starlings make a nest inside the light. Right now they have babies and mom and dad starling are very busy bringing food to the nest for junior starlings.