View From The Cape

Hidden Corners of Belleplain – May 10, 2022

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Mary Watkins, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 51 species Species Count Canada Goose 5 Mourning Dove 4 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3 Semipalmated Plover 15 Killdeer 2 Laughing Gull 18 Herring Gull 5 Black Vulture 1 Turkey Vulture 9 Bald Eagle 2 Red-tailed Hawk 2 Red-bellied Woodpecker 2…...

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Birding the Meadows – May 9, 2022

Leaders (7:30am) group 1: Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson Leaders (7:45am) group 2: Bill Roach, MJ Roach, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 46° F Winds:  NE 15-23mph Weather Conditions: clear What a day! We were enjoying a male Common Yellowthroat singing out his heart at the top of a tree when a report…...

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CAPE MAY SPRINGWATCH: Mid-Late April Summary

  Tree Swallows battle the wind and cold at Cape May Point on April 28th. Where did they come from and where are they going–especially the ones that crossed the bay toward Delaware? Photo © Jesse Amesbury. BY TOM REED & JESSE AMESBURY Summary Late April typically serves as a…...

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A Meadows Afternoon – May 6, 2022

Leaders: Lynn Pollard, Jackie Parker, Chris Dewaghe, Gerry Dewaghe Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 42 species Species Count Canada Goose 8 Mute Swan 2 Gadwall 4 Mallard 8 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2 Mourning Dove 6 Sora 1 American Oystercatcher 10 Killdeer 3 Stilt Sandpiper 4 Least Sandpiper 6 Short-billed Dowitcher…...

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Higbee Beach Birding – May 6, 2022

Leaders (7:30am) group 1: Chris Marks, Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard Leaders (7:45am) group 2: Mary Watkins, Jackie Parker, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 62° F Winds:  NW 1-3 mph Weather Conditions: clear 7:30am Group 40 species Species Count Canada Goose 4 Mourning Dove 4 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2 Greater Yellowlegs 1 Laughing Gull…...

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Shorebirds at Heislerville – May 5, 2022

Leaders: Chris Marks, Mary Watkins, Bernie Hodgdon, Ruth Bergstrom Temp: 71° F Winds:  NW 5-10 mph Weather Conditions: clear 34 species Species Count Canada Goose 12 Mute Swan 1 American Black Duck 1 Bufflehead 3 Black-bellied Plover 3 Semipalmated Plover 14 Red Knot 2 Dunlin 24 Semipalmated Sandpiper 85 Short-billed…...

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Birds of Nummy Island – May 4, 2022

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Chris Marks, Cindy Bamford Temp: 62° F Winds:  S 3-5 mph Weather Conditions: mostly cloudy Nummy Island: 4:21pm 28 species Species Count Brant 68 Mallard 4 Horned Grebe 1 Clapper Rail 8 American Oystercatcher 12 Black-bellied Plover 6 Whimbrel 6 Stilt Sandpiper 1 Short-billed Dowitcher 18 Willet…...

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Exploring Cumberland – May 4, 2022

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Mary Watkins Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: Maurice River Bridge: 7:30am 7 species Species Count Canada Goose 2 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2 Laughing Gull 6 Osprey 1 American Crow 2 Tree Swallow 4 Barn Swallow 8   James Moore Road: 7:51am 30 species Species Count Canada Goose…...

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Migration at the Point – May 4, 2022

Leaders: Brett Ewald, Chris Marks, Emily Miller Temp: 55° F Winds:  E 2-5 mph Weather Conditions: overcast, foggy over the bay 56 species Species Count Mute Swan 3 Mallard 3 Mourning Dove 11 Chimney Swift 2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 American Oystercatcher 3 Laughing Gull 31 Common Tern 2 Forster’s Tern…...

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Hidden Corners of Belleplain – May 3, 2022

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Cindy Bamford, Mary Watkins, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 55° F Winds:  4 mph Weather Conditions: cloudy 57 species Species Count Canada Goose 6 Wood Duck 1 Mourning Dove 7 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2 Laughing Gull 85 Great Egret 1 Black Vulture 1 Turkey Vulture 8 Broad-winged Hawk 1 Red-bellied…...

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