View From The Cape

Bird Walk for all People – July 14, 2022

Leaders: Chris Marks, Mary Watkins Temp: 78° F Winds: Weather Conditions: clear 33 species Species Count Canada Goose 35 Mute Swan 62 Mallard 24 Mourning Dove 4 Chimney Swift 2 American Oystercatcher 2 Laughing Gull 35 Herring Gull 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull 3 Great Black-backed Gull 15 Least Tern 15…...

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Birds Before Beach – July 12, 2022

Leaders: Brian Moscatello, Shaun Bamford, Ruth Bergstrom, Dave Pollard, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 75° F Winds: SSW 16mph Weather Conditions: sunny 30 species Species Count Mute Swan 40 Mallard 3 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2 American Oystercatcher 4 Killdeer 3 Least Sandpiper 4 Laughing Gull 15 Herring Gull 2 Great Black-backed…...

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Birding the Meadows – July 11, 2022

Leaders: Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson, Mary Watkins Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: The walk started out in the low 60s with sunny skies and the low 80s by the time we finished. Shorebirds were in evidence as they are starting their southern migration with 7 species seen well. Singing Indigo Buntings,…...

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Sunset Beach: A Place for all Seasons – July 10, 2022

Leaders: Bert Hixon, Ruth Bergstrom, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 70°-74° F Winds: NNE 11mph Weather Conditions: overcast 50 species Species Count Mallard 2 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1 Mourning Dove 20 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 Chimney Swift 3 Clapper Rail 1 Spotted Sandpiper 5 Greater Yellowlegs 3 Laughing Gull 35 Herring Gull…...

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Birding Cape May Point – July 9, 2022

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 75° F Winds: SW 8 mph Weather Conditions: rain This morning’s rain wasn’t hard enough to deter the birds from doing their thing. Though we didn’t have a single Great Blue Heron, we did have both night herons and a Green Heron.…...

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A Meadows Morning – July 8, 2022

Leaders: Chris Marks, Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard Temp: 76° F Winds: Weather Conditions: sunny 44 species Species Count Canada Goose 28 Mute Swan 3 Mallard 24 American Black Duck 2 Mourning Dove 3 Chimney Swift 3 American Oystercatcher 5 Killdeer 3 Least Sandpiper 4 Semipalmated Sandpiper 12 Short-billed Dowitcher 4…...

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Birds Before Beach – July, 5 2022

Leaders: Brian Moscatello, Dave Pollard, Ruth Bergstrom, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 75° F Winds: SSW 9 mph Weather Conditions: partly sunny 26 species Species Count Mute Swan 45 Mallard 1 American Oystercatcher 5 Killdeer 1 Laughing Gull 6 Herring Gull 9 Great Black-backed Gull 16 Least Tern 10 Forster’s Tern 6…...

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Birding the Meadows – July 4, 2022

Leaders: Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson, Mary Watkins Temp: 80° F Winds: Weather Conditions: sunny A flock of migrating Short-billed Dowitchers flew in near the blind. Spotted, Least, and Semi-palmated Sandpipers were also present, with both yellowleg species. Sadly, most of the Least Tern chicks had been predated, with only two…...

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Birding Cape May Point – July 2, 2022

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 80° F Winds: SW 18 mph Weather Conditions: mostly cloudy The State Park Purple Martins are doing well this season with over 200 chicks hatched and more to come. This is especially good news this year since a nearly week-long Nor’easter early…...

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A Meadows Morning – July 1, 2022

Leaders: Chris Marks, Lynn Pollard, Dave Pollard Temp: 82° F Winds: SW 3-8 mph Weather Conditions: clear 43 species Species Count Canada Goose 46 Mute Swan 2 Mallard 42 American Black Duck 2 Mallard x American Black Duck (hybrid) 1 Mourning Dove 4 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 Chimney Swift 2 Ruby-throated…...

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