View From The Cape

Pollinators of South Jersey – August 24, 2023

Leaders: Adehl Schwaderer, Jackie Parker Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 25 species Species Count Mourning Dove 22 Chimney Swift 1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 Laughing Gull 61 Double-crested Cormorant 1 Great Egret 1 Osprey 1 Downy Woodpecker 1 Northern Flicker 2 Blue Jay 8 American Crow 5 Carolina Chickadee 1 Tree Swallow…...

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Bird Walk for all People – August 24, 2023

Leaders: Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard, Mary Watkins, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 75°F Winds: 0-2mph Weather Conditions: cloudy 34 species Species Count Mute Swan 31 Wood Duck 2 Mallard 35 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 7 Least Sandpiper 1 Solitary Sandpiper 2 Laughing Gull 20 Herring Gull 1 Great Black-backed Gull 18 Least Tern 4…...

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Twilight Walk at the Meadows – August 23, 2023

Leaders: Adehl Schwaderer, Jackie Parker, Chris Dewaghe, Gerry Dewaghe Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 40 species Species Count Canada Goose 31 Mallard 11 Mourning Dove 42 Sora 1 American Oystercatcher 4 Semipalmated Plover 1 Sanderling 12 Least Sandpiper 5 Semipalmated Sandpiper 38 Spotted Sandpiper 1 Greater Yellowlegs 6 Lesser Yellowlegs 10…...

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Birding the Meadows – August 21, 2023

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Carrie Bell Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: Hazy. Humid. But some great birds! Highlights included Brown Pelican, Prairie Warbler, and several Black Terns in a mixed feeding flock with Common, Forster’s and Least Terns. Great comparison views! 47 species Species Count Canada Goose 37 Mallard 14 Mourning Dove…...

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Birding Cape May Point – August 19, 2023

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn Temp: 78°F Winds: NW 5-15mph Weather Conditions: sunny The State Park was very birdy this morning with flocks of American Redstarts, Black-and-white and Prairie Warblers, and Blue-gray Gnatcatchers scattered throughout. But perhaps the most interesting thing we saw was an encounter between an Eastern cicada…...

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Bird Walk for all People – August 17, 2023

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Ruth Bergstrom, Sharon Meeker Temp: 78°F Winds: E 5mph Weather Conditions: cloudy 50 species Species Count Canada Goose 35 Mute Swan 28 Wood Duck 7 Mallard 42 Mourning Dove 35 Chimney Swift 3 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4 American Oystercatcher 3 Killdeer 3 Sanderling 1 Lesser Yellowlegs 1 Laughing…...

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Birds Before Beach – August 15, 2023

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Bernie Hodgdon, Ruth Bergstrom Temp: 79°F Winds: WSW 11mph Weather Conditions: sunny 31 species Species Count Canada Goose 30 Mute Swan 8 Mallard 30 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 8 Mourning Dove 20 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 American Oystercatcher 4 Killdeer 4 Willet 2 Laughing Gull 35 Herring Gull…...

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Birding the Meadows – August 14, 2023

Leaders: Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson, Mary Watkins Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 39 species Species Count Canada Goose 21 Mallard 8 Mourning Dove 2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 American Oystercatcher 3 Semipalmated Plover 4 Stilt Sandpiper 1 Sanderling 12 Least Sandpiper 2 Semipalmated Sandpiper 33 Greater Yellowlegs 1 Lesser Yellowlegs 1 Laughing…...

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Birding Cape May Point – August 12, 2023

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon, John McElroy Temp: 75°F Winds: SW 6mph Weather Conditions: sunny There was a very nice variety of birds on our walk this morning at the State Park. Four species of terns fed in the close rips, we had good views of Yellow and…...

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