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Morning Flight 2021 is Underway!

A Yellow Warbler blending in with the vegetation. Photo © Tom Reed. Hello everyone, and welcome to the fall 2021 Morning Flight count season! My name is Jerald Reb, and I will be the Morning Flight counter this year, returning from 2019. I look forward to seeing many of you…...

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Sunset Beach: A Place for all Seasons – August 8, 2021

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Ruth Bergstrom, Eileen Mathers Temp: 69° F Winds: N 14 mph Weather Conditions:  overcast 43 species Species Count Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 4 Mourning Dove 8 Chimney Swift 1 Clapper Rail 5 Black-bellied Plover 2 Killdeer 6 Ruddy Turnstone 3 Sanderling 20 Dunlin 4 Semipalmated Sandpiper 13…...

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Birding Cape May Point – August 7, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn Temp: 75° F Winds: SE 7 mph Weather Conditions:  cloudy The calls of Forster, Common and Least Terns are frequent and familiar sounds throughout the summer at the State Park. But today, as we approached the lookout on Al’s Pond, we heard a different tern. Wheeling…...

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Twilight Walk at the Meadows – August 4, 2021

Leaders:  Bill Boyle, Jackie Parker, Alan Crawford Temp:  Winds: Weather Conditions: 35 species Species Count Canada Goose 45 Mallard 5 Mourning Dove 41 American Oystercatcher 8 Semipalmated Plover 1 Killdeer 4 Sanderling 35 Semipalmated Sandpiper 36 Spotted Sandpiper 1 Greater Yellowlegs 3 Lesser Yellowlegs 2 Laughing Gull 10 Lesser Black-backed…...

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Birding the Meadows – August 2, 2021

Leaders: Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson, Mary Watkins Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 39 species Species Count Canada Goose 33 Mallard 18 Chimney Swift 1 American Oystercatcher 3 Killdeer 3 Sanderling 5 Least Sandpiper 10 Semipalmated Sandpiper 100 Spotted Sandpiper 5 Greater Yellowlegs 1 Lesser Yellowlegs 7 Laughing Gull 36 Lesser Black-backed…...

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Birding Cape May Point – July 31, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 65° F Winds: NE 5 mph Weather Conditions:  cloudy What a difference a day makes, especially in late July! The north winds overnight cooled us down and cleared the air, and also brought in some birds. We watched an American Redstart chasing…...

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A Meadows Morning – July 30, 2021

Leaders: Chris Marks, Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard Temp: 76° F Winds: NNE 5-7 mph Weather Conditions:  sunny 46 species Species Count Canada Goose 18 Mallard 32 Mourning Dove 6 Chimney Swift 3 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 American Oystercatcher 2 Killdeer 2 Sanderling 26 Least Sandpiper 3 Semipalmated Sandpiper 65 Short-billed Dowitcher…...

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Bird Walk for all People – July 29, 2021

Leaders: Chris Marks, Dave Pollard, Mary Watkins Temp: 75° F Winds: SE 5-7 mph Weather Conditions:  partly cloudy 35 species Species Count Canada Goose 8 Mute Swan 62 Mallard 36 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 5 Mourning Dove 3 American Oystercatcher 1 Killdeer 2 Least Sandpiper 1 Laughing Gull 32 Great…...

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Birding the Meadows – July 26, 2021

Leaders: Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson, Mary Watkins Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 43 species Species Count Canada Goose 35 Mallard 12 Mourning Dove 4 Chimney Swift 1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 American Oystercatcher 4 Semipalmated Plover 1 Killdeer 2 Sanderling 80 Least Sandpiper 8 Semipalmated Sandpiper 35 Western Sandpiper 1 Short-billed Dowitcher…...

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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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