View From The Cape

A Meadows Afternoon – May 13, 2022

Leaders: Lynn Pollard, Jackie Parker, Chris Dewaghe, Gerry Dewaghe Temp: 53° F Winds:  ENE 15-25 mph Weather Conditions: overcast 50 species Species Count Canada Goose 2 Mute Swan 2 Gadwall 3 Mallard 8 Mourning Dove 4 Chimney Swift 6 Virginia Rail 1 American Oystercatcher 4 Semipalmated Plover 1 Killdeer 1…...

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Higbee Beach Birding – May 13, 2022

Leaders (7:30am) group 1: Chris Marks, Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard Leaders (7:45am) group 2: Mary Watkins, Jackie Parker, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 62° F Winds:  E 3-5 mph Weather Conditions: overcast 7:30am Group 37 species Species Count Mourning Dove 6 Chimney Swift 20 Laughing Gull 8 Great Egret 1 Turkey Vulture…...

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Shorebirds at Heislerville – May 12, 2022

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Chris Marks, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 69° F Winds:  NNE 5-10mph Weather Conditions: partly cloudy Heislerville WMA – 1:29pm 25 species Species Count Canada Goose 12 Mute Swan 2 American Black Duck 1 Bufflehead 3 Mourning Dove 4 Semipalmated Plover 3 Least Sandpiper 3 Semipalmated Sandpiper 4 Short-billed…...

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Birds of Belleplain State Forest – May 12, 2022

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard, Guy Moody Temp: 53° F Winds:  ENE 15-25 mph Weather Conditions: overcast 63 species Species Count Canada Goose 12 Wild Turkey 3 Mourning Dove 7 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2 Chimney Swift 3 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2 Killdeer 2 Spotted Sandpiper 1 Laughing Gull 50 Herring…...

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Birds of Nummy Island – May 11, 2022

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Chris Marks, Alan Crawford Temp: 56° F Winds:  NE 10-23mph Weather Conditions: overcast Nummy Island – 4:54pm 25 species Species Count Brant (Atlantic) 85 Canada Goose 12 American Black Duck 2 Mourning Dove 3 Clapper Rail 4 American Oystercatcher 26 Black-bellied Plover 28 Whimbrel 8 Dunlin 6…...

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Exploring Cumberland – May 11, 2022

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Mary Watkins, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: sunny Excellent views of summer tanager…last minute fly-in of Common Raven. Maurice River Bridge – 7:30am 14 species Species Count Canada Goose 2 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 9 Mourning Dove 2 Least Sandpiper 2 Laughing Gull 7 Great Egret…...

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Migration at the Point – May 11, 2022

Leaders: Brett Ewald, Chris Marks, Emily Miller Temp: 55° F Winds:  ENE 15-25 mph Weather Conditions: partly sunny 50 species Species Count Mute Swan 2 Mallard 2 Surf Scoter 2 Black Scoter 9 Mourning Dove 4 Chimney Swift 6 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2 Sanderling 2 Laughing Gull 38 Herring Gull 5…...

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E-Z Birding at Northwood – May 10, 2022

Leaders: Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard Temp: 55° F Winds:  NE 15-25 mph Weather Conditions: cloudy 41 species Species Count Mute Swan 3 Mallard 4 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1 Mourning Dove 6 Chimney Swift 8 Laughing Gull 25 Herring Gull 5 Great Black-backed Gull 2 Forster’s Tern 1 Double-crested Cormorant…...

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Hidden Corners of Belleplain – May 10, 2022

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Mary Watkins, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 51 species Species Count Canada Goose 5 Mourning Dove 4 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3 Semipalmated Plover 15 Killdeer 2 Laughing Gull 18 Herring Gull 5 Black Vulture 1 Turkey Vulture 9 Bald Eagle 2 Red-tailed Hawk 2 Red-bellied Woodpecker 2…...

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Birding the Meadows – May 9, 2022

Leaders (7:30am) group 1: Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson Leaders (7:45am) group 2: Bill Roach, MJ Roach, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 46° F Winds:  NE 15-23mph Weather Conditions: clear What a day! We were enjoying a male Common Yellowthroat singing out his heart at the top of a tree when a report…...

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