View From The Cape

Sunset Birding at Stone Harbor Point – October 17, 2023

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Chris Marks, Dave and Lynn Pollard. Temp: 62°F Winds: NW 3-5 mph Weather Conditions: partly cloudy Stone Harbor Point – 4:28pm 26 species Species Count Black Scoter 40 Black-bellied Plover 5 Ruddy Turnstone 3 Sanderling 75 Greater Yellowlegs 5 Lesser Yellowlegs 1 Ring-billed Gull 2 Herring Gull…...

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Birding the Meadows – October 16, 2023

Leaders: Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson, Bill Roache, MJ Roache, Sharon Meeker, Barry Hershfeld Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 46 species Species Count Mute Swan 5 Wood Duck 1 Blue-winged Teal 2 Mallard 8 American Black Duck 3 Virginia Rail 1 Stilt Sandpiper 1 Ring-billed Gull 1 Herring Gull 9 Lesser Black-backed…...

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Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek – October 15, 2023

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Alan Crawford Temp: 52°F Winds: NW 17mph Weather Conditions: sunny 29 species Species Count Mourning Dove 2 Herring Gull (American) 1 Great Blue Heron (Great Blue) 1 Turkey Vulture 4 Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 Cooper’s Hawk 3 Bald Eagle 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker 2 Downy Woodpecker 1…...

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Fall Migrants at the Rea Farm – October 14, 2023

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 54°F Winds: SW 8mph Weather Conditions: cloudy The Beanery was full of Yellow-rumped Warblers and Swamp Sparrows this morning. We had good views of Merlins, Sharp-shinned and Cooper’s Hawks, both perched and in flight. Ospreys are still present in small numbers and…...

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Higbee Beach Birding – October 13, 2023

Leaders (group 1): Chris Marks, Dave & Lynn Pollard Leaders (group 2): Mary Watkins, Sally Lorbach, Bernie Hodgdon, Barry Hershfeld Temp: 64° F Winds:  NNW 3-5 mph Weather Conditions: clear Beautiful, almost windless, sunny morning. Plenty of yellow-rumped warblers and a nice mix of others. Highlights included Mourning Warbler, Swainson’s…...

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EZ Birding at Cape May Point State Park – October 12, 2023

Leaders: Jackie Parker, Bernie Hodgdon, Mary Watkins Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 68 species Species Count Canada Goose 17 Mute Swan 19 Blue-winged Teal 6 Gadwall 10 Eurasian Wigeon 1 American Wigeon 10 Mallard 32 American Black Duck 1 Northern Pintail 13 Green-winged Teal 45 Ring-necked Duck 1 Ruddy Duck 6…...

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Twilight Walk at the Meadows – October 13, 2023

Leaders: Karen Thompson, Bernie Hodgdon, MJ Roache Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 19 species Species Count Canada Goose 70 Blue-winged Teal 5 Mallard 8 Mourning Dove 4 Virginia Rail 2 Sanderling 8 Lesser Yellowlegs 4 Herring Gull 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 Great Black-backed Gull 8 Royal Tern 1 Double-crested Cormorant…...

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Migration at the Point – October 11, 2023

Leaders: Chris Marks, Mary Watkins Temp: 65°F Winds: W 0-3mph Weather Conditions: clear 35 species Species Count Mute Swan 8 Muscovy Duck (Domestic type) 1 Mallard 3 Black Scoter 3 Laughing Gull 5 Herring Gull 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 Great Black-backed Gull 5 Common Tern 1 Forster’s Tern 10…...

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Sunset Birding at Stone Harbor Point – October 10, 2023

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Chris Marks, Lynn Pollard Temp: 68°F Winds: S 3-5 mph Weather Conditions: partly cloudy Stone Harbor Point – 4:29pm 12 species Species Count Semipalmated Plover 10 Sanderling 30 Ring-billed Gull 5 Herring Gull 25 Lesser Black-backed Gull 5 Great Black-backed Gull 38 Forster’s Tern 2 Royal Tern…...

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Birding Northwood and Beyond – October 10, 2023

Leaders: Bert Hixon, Jackie Parker, Ruth Bergstrom Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 44 species Species Count Mute Swan 12 Wood Duck 1 Mallard 6 American Black Duck 2 Pied-billed Grebe 1 Mourning Dove 4 Double-crested Cormorant 1 Great Blue Heron 1 Great Egret 1 Turkey Vulture 20 Osprey 1 Sharp-shinned Hawk…...

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