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Birding Northwood and Beyond – October 5, 2021

Leaders: Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard Temp: 68° F Winds:  light winds Weather Conditions: mostly cloudy 49 species Species Count Mute Swan 6 Mallard 8 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2 Mourning Dove 3 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2 Laughing Gull 3 Double-crested Cormorant 3 Great Egret 1 Black Vulture 2 Turkey Vulture 16…...

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Birding the Meadows – October 4, 2021

Leaders (7:30am group): Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson Leaders (7:45am group): Bill Roache, Mary Jane Roache Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions:   7:30am Group 33 species Species Count Canada Goose 4 Mute Swan 2 Blue-winged Teal 8 Northern Shoveler 4 Gadwall 4 Mallard 8 Green-winged Teal 14 Virginia Rail 2 Sora 2…...

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Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek – October 3, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Janet Crawford Temp: 69° F Winds:  SW 9 mph Weather Conditions: partly cloudy Sparrows are on the move, with White-throated, Swamp and Savannah seen this morning at Cox Hall Creek. A skein of Double-created Cormorants migrated high overhead, an adult Bald Eagle flew in low right over the…...

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Fall Migrants at the Rea Farm – October 2, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 51° F Winds:  WSW 5 mph Weather Conditions: sunny The arrival of Yellow-rumped warblers was very evident this morning at the Rea Farm as they flitted and chipped along the pond edges. The fall influx of sparrows has also begun; we had a White-…...

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Higbee Beach Birding – October 1, 2021

Leaders (7:30am group): Melissa Roach, Chris Marks, Jackie Parker Leaders (7:45am group): Mary Watkins, Dave Pollard, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 7:30 am group 43 species Species Count Canada Goose 14 Wood Duck 2 Mourning Dove 1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 Herring Gull 1 Common Loon 1 Great Egret 1 Turkey…...

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Leaders: Mary Watkins, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: sunny Lovely day in the park. Highlights include perched Kestrel and Bald Eagle on the beach with a Brown Pelican beach floating by. 43 species Species Count Canada Goose 2 Mute Swan 56 Blue-winged Teal 8 Gadwall 1 Eurasian Wigeon 1…...

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Twilight Walk at the Meadows – September 29, 2021

Leaders: Alan Crawford, Jackie Parker Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 42 species Species Count Canada Goose 24 Mute Swan 2 Blue-winged Teal 8 Northern Shoveler 1 Gadwall 4 Mallard 30 Mallard x American Black Duck (hybrid) 1 Green-winged Teal 20 Mourning Dove 8 Common Nighthawk 1 Virginia Rail 4 Sora 1…...

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Migration at the Point – September 29, 2021

Leaders: Chris Marks, Mary Watkins Temp: 65° F Winds:  NW 10-12 mph Weather Conditions: clear 50 species Species Count Canada Goose 6 Mute Swan 7 Northern Shoveler 2 Gadwall 2 American Wigeon 3 Mallard 24 Northern Pintail 3 Green-winged Teal 10 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 6 Mourning Dove 6 Laughing…...

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Sunset Birding at Stone Harbor Point – September 28, 2021

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Chris Marks, Sharon Meeker Temp: 75° F Winds:  NW 10 mph Weather Conditions: overcast 25 species Species Count Mourning Dove 2 Semipalmated Plover 25 Piping Plover 7 Sanderling 300 Semipalmated Sandpiper 12 Western Sandpiper 5 Laughing Gull 8 Ring-billed Gull 3 Herring Gull 45 Lesser Black-backed Gull…...

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Cape May Hawkwatch Update: Sept 10th – 23rd

Hard to believe that we are already 3 weeks into the 2021 season at the Cape May Hawkwatch sponsored by Swarovski Optik. The headliner during the first 3 weeks were, no doubt, Ospreys. All but one day during this period saw double digit Ospreys and 6 of those days were…...

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