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Twilight Walk at the Meadows – September 29, 2021

Leaders: Alan Crawford, Jackie Parker Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 42 species Species Count Canada Goose 24 Mute Swan 2 Blue-winged Teal 8 Northern Shoveler 1 Gadwall 4 Mallard 30 Mallard x American Black Duck (hybrid) 1 Green-winged Teal 20 Mourning Dove 8 Common Nighthawk 1 Virginia Rail 4 Sora 1…...

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Migration at the Point – September 29, 2021

Leaders: Chris Marks, Mary Watkins Temp: 65° F Winds:  NW 10-12 mph Weather Conditions: clear 50 species Species Count Canada Goose 6 Mute Swan 7 Northern Shoveler 2 Gadwall 2 American Wigeon 3 Mallard 24 Northern Pintail 3 Green-winged Teal 10 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 6 Mourning Dove 6 Laughing…...

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Sunset Birding at Stone Harbor Point – September 28, 2021

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Chris Marks, Sharon Meeker Temp: 75° F Winds:  NW 10 mph Weather Conditions: overcast 25 species Species Count Mourning Dove 2 Semipalmated Plover 25 Piping Plover 7 Sanderling 300 Semipalmated Sandpiper 12 Western Sandpiper 5 Laughing Gull 8 Ring-billed Gull 3 Herring Gull 45 Lesser Black-backed Gull…...

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Cape May Hawkwatch Update: Sept 10th – 23rd

Hard to believe that we are already 3 weeks into the 2021 season at the Cape May Hawkwatch sponsored by Swarovski Optik. The headliner during the first 3 weeks were, no doubt, Ospreys. All but one day during this period saw double digit Ospreys and 6 of those days were…...

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Montclair Hawk Lookout Weekly Report, 9/5 – 9/11/2021

Merlin by Wayne Greenstone This week started with a washout on Sunday September 5th.  The following day was Labor Day, and apparently this is a holiday also observed by raptors, because almost all of them stayed home and skipped the migration.  A few Bald Eagles defied this tradition, however, and…...

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Birding the Meadows – September 27, 2021

Leaders (7:30am group): Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson Leaders (7:45am group): Bill Roache, Mary Jane Roache Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions:   7:30 am group 37 species Species Count Mute Swan 2 Northern Shoveler 1 Gadwall 3 Mallard 14 Northern Pintail 1 Green-winged Teal 16 Mourning Dove 1 Killdeer 2 Least Sandpiper…...

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Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek – September 26, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Janet Crawford Temp: 65° F Winds:  N 15-20 mph Weather Conditions: sunny Walking down the trail at CHC WMA this morning, we encountered one flock after another of feeding songbirds.  Palm and Black-and- white Warblers, Baltimore Orioles and Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Ruby-crowned Kinglets and Pine Warblers, birds were hungry…...

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Hawks, Trails, and Beach – September 25, 2021

Leaders: Bert Hixon, Ruth Bergstrom Temp: 73° F Winds:  NNE 4 mph Weather Conditions: sunny 40 species Species Count Mute Swan 24 Blue-winged Teal 8 Gadwall 4 American Wigeon 2 Mallard 6 American Black Duck 1 Northern Pintail 2 Green-winged Teal 6 Mourning Dove 1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2 Laughing Gull…...

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Fall Migration at the Rea Farm – September 25, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 63° F Winds:  N 8 mph Weather Conditions: sunny The “Beanery” gave us ample opportunity to listen to bird song, and bird chips, this morning. Carolina Wrens were their usual boisterous selves, Gray Catbirds crackled and meowed in the underbrush, and Brown Thrashers…...

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Higbee Beach Birding – September 24, 2021

Leaders (7:30am group): Mary Watkins, Bernie Hodgdon Leaders (7:45am group): Chris Marks, Jackie Parker Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions:   7:30am group: Lots of catbirds and bluejays! Then warblers high and low once the sun hit the trees.! 30 species Species Count Mourning Dove 2 Ring-billed Gull 1 Herring Gull 4…...

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