View From The Cape

Birding Cape May Point – July 24, 2021

Leaders:  Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 74 °F Winds:  W 5-10 mph Weather Conditions: partly cloudy With lower humidity and cooler temperatures, it was a really pleasant morning for birding at the State Park. Aside from that, it was birdy! Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, now rare but regular in our…...

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A Meadows Morning – July 23, 2021

Leaders:  Chris Marks, Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard Temp: 74 °F Winds:  W 3-5 mph Weather Conditions: partly cloudy 48 species Species Count Canada Goose 18 Mallard 24 Mourning Dove 6 American Oystercatcher 2 Killdeer 2 Sanderling 34 Least Sandpiper 44 Semipalmated Sandpiper 85 Short-billed Dowitcher 14 Spotted Sandpiper 2 Greater…...

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Bird Walk for all People – July 22, 2021

Leaders:  Chris Marks, Dave Pollard, Mary Watkins Temp: 72 °F Winds:  N Weather Conditions: sunny 36 species Species Count Canada Goose 9 Mute Swan 80 Mallard 45 Mourning Dove 7 American Oystercatcher 2 Least Sandpiper 1 Laughing Gull 64 Herring Gull 14 Great Black-backed Gull 29 Least Tern 12 Common…...

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Birding the Meadows – July 19, 2021

Leaders:  Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson, Barb Bassett Temp:  Winds: Weather Conditions: 43 species Species Count Canada Goose 29 Mallard 14 Mourning Dove 1 Chimney Swift 2 American Oystercatcher 7 Killdeer 4 Sanderling 10 Least Sandpiper 7 Semipalmated Sandpiper 40 Western Sandpiper 2 Short-billed Dowitcher 4 Solitary Sandpiper 1 Greater Yellowlegs…...

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Birding Cape May Point – July 17, 2021

Leaders:  Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 80 °F Winds:  SW 5 mph Weather Conditions: sunny and humid 52 species Species Count Canada Goose 8 Mute Swan 35 Mallard 42 Black Scoter 1 Mourning Dove 8 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2 American Oystercatcher 2 Killdeer 1 Short-billed Dowitcher 10 Spotted Sandpiper…...

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A Meadows Morning – July 16, 2021

Leaders:  Chris Marks, Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard Temp: 81 °F Winds:  SSW 3-5 mph Weather Conditions: sunny 47 species Species Count Canada Goose 24 Mallard 36 Mourning Dove 6 Chimney Swift 5 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 American Oystercatcher 3 Killdeer 7 Least Sandpiper 12 Pectoral Sandpiper 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper 12 Short-billed…...

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Bird Walk for all People – July 15, 2021

Leaders:  Chris Marks, Dave Pollard Temp: 80 °F Winds:  SW 3-5 mph Weather Conditions: sunny 29 species Species Count Canada Goose 10 Mute Swan 52 Mallard 28 Wild Turkey 4 Mourning Dove 6 American Oystercatcher 4 Laughing Gull 10 Herring Gull 2 Great Black-backed Gull 7 Least Tern 12 Forster’s…...

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Birding the Meadows – July 12, 2021

Leaders: Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson, Mary Watkins Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 34 species Species Count Canada Goose 79 Mute Swan 2 Mallard 12 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2 Mourning Dove 6 Chimney Swift 3 American Oystercatcher 9 Killdeer 1 Stilt Sandpiper 2 Least Sandpiper 35 Short-billed Dowitcher 4 Spotted Sandpiper…...

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Sunset Beach: A Place for all Seasons – July 11, 2021

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Eileen Mathers, Ruth Bergstrom, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 73° F Winds: SSW 6 mph Weather Conditions: 54 species Species Count Canada Goose 10 Mallard 8 American Black Duck 1 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 6 Mourning Dove 10 Clapper Rail 1 Semipalmated Plover 1 Least Sandpiper 2 Short-billed Dowitcher…...

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Birding Cape May Point – July 10, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 76° F Winds: NW 5-10 mph Weather Conditions:  Sunny Right from the start, there was a lot of birdsong at the State Park. Purple Martins are everywhere, with their unique “urt, urt” calls. A Belted Kingfisher “rattled” its way across the pond.…...

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