View From The Cape

Shorebirds at Heislerville – May 11, 2023

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Chris Marks, Bernie Hodgdon, Ruth Bergstrom, Guy and Susan Moody Temp: 73°F Winds: SSW 8-12 mph Weather Conditions: clear Heislerville WMA – 1:28pm 28 species Species Count Canada Goose 10 Mute Swan 9 Clapper Rail 3 Black-bellied Plover 10 Semipalmated Plover 35 Dunlin 300   Least Sandpiper…...

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Birds of Nummy Island – May 10, 2023

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Chris Marks, Chris Dewaghe, Gerry Dewaghe Temp: 63°F Winds: S 10-12 mph Weather Conditions: clear Stone Harbor Point – 4:24pm 31 species Species Count Mallard 2 Mourning Dove 4 American Oystercatcher 4 Black-bellied Plover 1 Semipalmated Plover 10 Ruddy Turnstone 2 Sanderling 45 Purple Sandpiper 7 Semipalmated…...

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Migration at the Point – May 10, 2023

Leaders: Brett Ewald, Chris Marks, Brian Moscatello Temp: 55°F Winds: Weather Conditions: clear, calm 55 species Species Count Mute Swan 13 Mallard 3 Mourning Dove 5 Chimney Swift 26 American Oystercatcher 1 Parasitic Jaeger 3 Bonaparte’s Gull 1 Laughing Gull 75 Herring Gull 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull 4 Great Black-backed…...

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Exploring Cumberland – May 10, 2023

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Shaun Bamford, Bernie Hodgdon and Barry Hershfeld Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: Sunny, dry, cool. Finally, the Barn Swallows are back under the bridge! Maurice River Bridge – 7:30am 16 species Species Count Canada Goose 4 Mallard 2 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 3 Mourning Dove 1 Laughing Gull…...

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Hidden Corners of Belleplain – May 9, 2023

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Mary Watkins, Bernie Hodgdon, Chris Dewaghe, Gerry Dewaghe Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: warming weather with occasional sunny breaks Lots of birdsong! Highlights include 2 common ravens gathering nesting materials. Good looks at indigo bunting, Prothonotary warbler and great crested flycatcher. 55 species Species Count Mute Swan 1…...

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Birding the Meadows – May 8, 2023

Leaders (7:30am) group 1: Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson, Mary Watkins, Barry Hershfeld Leaders (7:45am) group 2: Bill Roach, Mary Jane Roach, Jackie Parker Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: sunny 7:30am Group 44 species Species Count Canada Goose 2 Blue-winged Teal 1 Gadwall 3 Mallard 8 Mourning Dove 2 American Oystercatcher 3…...

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Sunset Beach: A Place for all Seasons – May 7, 2023

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Bernie Hodgdon, Ruth Bergstrom Temp: 60°F Winds:  WSW 10 mph Weather Conditions: mostly sunny. 52 species Species Count Mallard 4 Mourning Dove 5 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 Sanderling 12 Spotted Sandpiper 1 Greater Yellowlegs 6 Lesser Yellowlegs 4 Laughing Gull 50 Ring-billed Gull 2 Herring Gull 7 Great…...

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Above par birding at Cox Hall Creek WMA – May 7, 2023

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Barry Hershfeld, Alan Crawford Temp: 60°F Winds:  W 9 mph Weather Conditions: mostly sunny. Cox Hall Creek WMA was the place to be this morning! After we saw and listened to the Kentucky Warbler for a few minutes, we continued down the path into the wet…...

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Bird Walk for all People – May 6, 2023

Leaders: Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard, MJ Roache, Jackie Parker Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: sunny 30 species Species Count Canada Goose 3 Mute Swan 10 Mallard 2 Chimney Swift 6 American Oystercatcher 1 Laughing Gull 8 Great Black-backed Gull 2 Least Tern 6 Forster’s Tern 2 Great Blue Heron 2 Black…...

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Spring Birding at the Garrett Family Preserve – May 6, 2023

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Alan Crawford, Barry Hershfeld, Sharon Meeker Temp: 48°F Winds:  N 8 mph Weather Conditions: sunny Finally, a warm, sunny, windless morning, the better to see birds perched up and singing! Prairie Warblers, Yellow-breasted Chats and Indigo Buntings are back at Garrett Preserve. White-eyed Vireos are…...

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