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Birding the Meadows – September 6, 2021

Leaders: Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 37 species Species Count Canada Goose 47 Mute Swan 3 Gadwall 4 Mallard 35 Green-winged Teal 24 Black Scoter 1 Mourning Dove 9 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 Sora 1 Semipalmated Plover 6 Sanderling 1 Pectoral Sandpiper 6 Greater Yellowlegs 2 Lesser Yellowlegs…...

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Morning Flight Update – September 4th

Sunrise over the back of the Dike. Photo by Tom Reed After several weeks of mostly slow flights in August, September got off to an excellent start this week with some northerly winds bringing a few significant flights. While Sunday and Monday remained slow, things kicked into high gear on…...

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Higbee Beach Birding – September 3, 2021

Leaders: Melissa Roach, Chris Marks Temp: 65° F Winds:  N 10 mph Weather Conditions:  mostly cloudy 47 species Species Count Mourning Dove 6 Chimney Swift 1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 6 Laughing Gull 12 Herring Gull 3 Great Black-backed Gull 1 Caspian Tern 1 Royal Tern 6 Double-crested Cormorant 24 Black Vulture…...

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E-Z Birding at the Point – September 2, 2021

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: Beautiful breezy morning. Fairly quiet but came upon a warbler feeding flock in the woods! 39 species Species Count Canada Goose 12 Mute Swan 62 Mallard 24 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2 Mourning Dove 5 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 Laughing Gull 35…...

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Birding the Meadows – August 30, 2021

Leaders: Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson, Mary Watkins Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 32 species Species Count Canada Goose 72 Mute Swan 24 Gadwall 2 Mallard 76 Mourning Dove 5 Lesser Yellowlegs 10 Laughing Gull 14 Herring Gull 5 Great Black-backed Gull 5 Royal Tern 2 Double-crested Cormorant 2 Great Egret 1…...

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Birding Cape May Point – August 28, 2021

Leaders: Kyle Chelius, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 30 species Mute Swan  48 American Black Duck  4 Mourning Dove  15 Semipalmated Sandpiper  17 Greater Yellowlegs  13 Laughing Gull  30 Herring Gull  20 Great Black-backed Gull  8 Least Tern  1 Brown Pelican  7     Actual count. From the parking lot at…...

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Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek – August 29, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Janet Crawford Temp: 72° F Winds:  NE 6 mph Weather Conditions:  mostly cloudy Cox Hall Creek WMA was fairly quiet on this late-August morning but there were enough early fall migrants working the large oaks to keep it interesting. Black-and-white, Pine, Prairie and Tennessee warblers…...

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Higbee Beach Birding – August 27, 2021

Leaders: Melissa Roach, Barb Bassett Temp: 76 – 82° F Winds:  WNW 2-5 mph Weather Conditions: 35 species Species Count Mourning Dove 6 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 3 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 7 Laughing Gull 3 Osprey 2 Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 Downy Woodpecker 1 Great Crested Flycatcher 1 Eastern Kingbird 300 Red-eyed Vireo 20…...

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Bird Walk for all People – August 26, 2021

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Dave Pollard Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions:  foggy 34 species Species Count Mute Swan 55 Mallard 28 Mourning Dove 7 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 5 Laughing Gull 65 Great Black-backed Gull 2 Forster’s Tern 2 Royal Tern 1 Great Egret 2 Snowy Egret 1 Osprey 3 Northern Flicker 1 Eastern…...

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Twilight Walk at the Meadows – August 25, 2021

Leaders: Alan Crawford, Jackie Parker Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 32 species Species Count Canada Goose 6 Mute Swan 2 Mallard 14 Mourning Dove 10 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2 Virginia Rail 1 American Oystercatcher 1 Killdeer 2 Least Sandpiper 16 Semipalmated Sandpiper 45 Short-billed Dowitcher 16 Lesser Yellowlegs 4 Laughing Gull 60…...

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