View From The Cape

Exploring Cumberland – May 3, 2023

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Bernie Hodgdon and Barry Hershfeld Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: overcast and cool, light rain Maurice River Bridge – 7:30am 10 species Species Count Canada Goose 4 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2 Mourning Dove 1 Greater Yellowlegs 1 Laughing Gull 6 Turkey Vulture 2 Osprey 3 Fish Crow…...

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Migration at the Point – May 3, 2023

Leaders: Brett Ewald, Chris Marks, Brian Moscatello. Temp: 50°F Winds:  W 1-5 mph Weather Conditions: overcast 45 species Species Count Canada Goose 1 Mute Swan 9 Mallard 2 Surf Scoter 10 Mourning Dove 21 Chimney Swift 11 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2 Spotted Sandpiper 1 Bonaparte’s Gull 2 Laughing Gull 45 Herring…...

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Hidden Corners of Belleplain – May 2, 2023

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Mary Watkins, Bernie Hodgdon and Barry Hershfeld Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: Light to moderate rainfall and gusty winds cleared to a partly cloudy morning Great looks at Prothonotary, Yellow-throated and Prairie warblers as well as Great Crested Flycatcher. 38 species Species Count Canada Goose 2 Wild Turkey…...

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Birding the Meadows – May 1, 2023

Leaders: MJ Roache, Jackie Parker, Ruth Bergstrom, Barry Hershfeld Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 44 species Species Count Canada Goose 2 Mute Swan 4 Blue-winged Teal 2 Gadwall 2 Mallard 7 Green-winged Teal 8 Mourning Dove 2 Chimney Swift 2 American Oystercatcher 6   Killdeer 2   Least Sandpiper 4 Lesser…...

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Bird Walk for all People – April 29, 2023

Leaders: Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard, Jackie Parker Temp: 63°F Winds: Weather Conditions: mostly sunny Eastern Tailed Blue butterfly; frogs – Cricket, Green, American and Fowlers Toad; Black Rat snake 35 species Species Count Canada Goose 2 Mute Swan 10 Mourning Dove 2 Chimney Swift 2 American Oystercatcher 4 Killdeer 1…...

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Spring Birding at Garrett Family Preserve – April 29, 2023

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon, Barry Hershfeld Temp: 54°F Winds:  N 0-3 mph Weather Conditions: mostly sunny Following last night’s storms, there was a lot of bird song at the Garrett Preserve. Field Sparrows and Northern Cardinals were everywhere, feeding on the ground or perched up, singing. A…...

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Shorebirds at Heislerville – April 27, 2023

Leaders: Shaun Bamford Chris Marks Bernie Hodgdon John McElroy Temp: 62°F Winds: ESE 10-15 mph Weather Conditions: overcast. Heislerville WMA – 1:31pm 29 species Species Count Canada Goose 11 Mute Swan 4 Mallard 1 Green-winged Teal 2 Bufflehead 1 Killdeer 2 Dunlin 165 Short-billed Dowitcher 65 Greater Yellowlegs 35 Lesser…...

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Migration at the Point – April 26, 2023

Leaders: Brett Ewald, Chris Marks, Mary Watkins Temp: 50°F Winds:  SE 1-5 mph Weather Conditions: clear 51 species Species Count Mute Swan 12 Surf Scoter 19 Black Scoter 2 Mourning Dove 14 Sanderling 11 Lesser Yellowlegs 1 Parasitic Jaeger 3 Bonaparte’s Gull 2 Laughing Gull 21 Ring-billed Gull 1 Herring…...

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Hidden Corners of Belleplain – April 25, 2023

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Mary Watkins, Bernie Hodgdon and Sharon Meeker Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: Cool start, but warmer as the sun climbed. Great looks at Worm-eating Warblers and Prothonotary Warblers! Pileated Woodpecker called twice. 48 species Species Count Canada Goose 8 Wild Turkey 3 Mourning Dove 5 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1…...

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Birding the Meadows – April 24, 2023

Leaders: Bill Boyle, Jackie Parker, Mary Watkins Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 41 species Species Count Canada Goose 4 Mute Swan 6 Blue-winged Teal 2 Gadwall 2 Mallard 6 Green-winged Teal 16 Mourning Dove 2 Chimney Swift 4 American Coot 2 American Oystercatcher 8 Dunlin 32 Least Sandpiper 1 Long-billed Dowitcher…...

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