Well let me be first to welcome you to the site and to say Thank You for what you and the rest are doing overseas .
So you hunt the shore , my first question has got to be what side do you like the best or should I say what side is the best hunts at ? My guess is that you are going to say the seaside , but the bayside is what I want to hear about . I live on the westside of the bay in Mathews Va. and to cut cost I want to run across the bay by boat to hunt instead of driving around the bay towing a floater . 14 miles by water compared to 200 miles by land makes for more sleep and more hunt trips . The area I want to learn about is anything between Silver Beach , Nassawadox Creek - Cherrystone Inlet and I would like to find a dock private or public fee or free where I can moor to sleep and to walk to a gas station ?
As far as birds , my guess it's the same as this side a lot of Black ducks , a few Mallards and could be a lot of all if the weather is right , is that about right ?