View From The Cape

Birds of Nummy Island – April 27, 2022

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Chris Marks, Cindy Bamford Temp: 56° F Winds:  WNW 18-30 mph Weather Conditions: partly cloudy 26 species Species Count Brant (Atlantic) 80 American Black Duck 4 Mourning Dove 4 American Oystercatcher 8 Black-bellied Plover 26 Whimbrel 14 Dunlin 200 Short-billed Dowitcher 4 Greater Yellowlegs 1 Laughing Gull…...

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Migration at the Point – April 27, 2022

Leaders: Brett Ewald, Chris Marks, Mary Watkins, Emily MIller Temp: 53° F Winds:  NW 15-20 mph Weather Conditions: sunny 45 species Species Count Canada Goose 5 Mute Swan 15 Mallard 9 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1 Mourning Dove 1 Chimney Swift 1 American Oystercatcher 4 Laughing Gull 95 Herring Gull…...

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E-Z Birding at Northwood – April 26, 2022

Leaders: Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard Temp: 57° F Winds:  S 4-6 mph Weather Conditions: hazy 42 species Species Count Canada Goose 3 Mute Swan 3 Mallard 5 Mourning Dove 3 Laughing Gull 8 Forster’s Tern 1 Common Loon 1 Double-crested Cormorant 26 Great Blue Heron 1 Turkey Vulture 10 Osprey…...

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Hidden Corners of Belleplain – April 26, 2022

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Mary Watkins, Bernie Hodgdon, Cindy Bamford Temp: Winds:  4-6 mph Weather Conditions: cloudy Warm and cloudy but dry.  Great looks at pine and yellow throated warblers, as well as a cooperative Brown Thrasher. 45 species Species Count Canada Goose 1 Mourning Dove 6 Killdeer 2 Laughing Gull…...

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Birding the Meadows – April 25, 2022

Leaders: Karen Thompson, Jackie Parker Temp: 55° F Winds:  ENE 8-13 mph Weather Conditions: partly cloudy Cold blustery morning. Several Soras made an appearance, including two who erupted from the marsh together.  Field Sparrows, Common Yellowthroats and Red-winged Blackbirds were all singing on territory. Several raptors made an appearance, including…...

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Birds of Peaslee – April 24, 2022

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Chris Marks, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 63° F Winds:  0-3 mph Weather Conditions: clear Belleplain State Forest – HQ building: 6:55am 12 species Species Count Mourning Dove 2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 Laughing Gull 3 Eastern Phoebe 2 Great Crested Flycatcher 1 Tree Swallow 1 Eastern Bluebird 1 American…...

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Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek – April 24, 2022

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Ruth Bergstrom Temp: 58° F Winds:  SE 5-10 mph Weather Conditions: sunny Yellow-rumped Warblers, which have been around all winter, have just started to sing and they were everywhere on today’s Cox Hall Creek WMA walk, in an interesting array of plumages from drab to…...

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Belleplain Hotspots – April 23, 2022

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Ruth Bergstrom, Bert Hixon, BJ Pinnock Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 45 species Species Count Canada Goose 2 Wild Turkey 3 Mourning Dove 8 Laughing Gull 150 Ring-billed Gull 25 Herring Gull 2 Common Loon 1 Double-crested Cormorant 45 Black Vulture 3 Turkey Vulture 5 Bald Eagle 1…...

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Birding Cape May Point – April 23, 2022

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn Temp: 55° F Winds:  ENE 8 mph Weather Conditions: cloudy The warblers we’re all so eagerly awaiting are gradually showing up. Today we had five species; Common Yellowthroats were singing throughout the park, Prairie Warblers were doing a whispered song, Pine Warblers were trilling, a…...

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A Meadows Afternoon – April 22, 2022

Leaders: Lynn Pollard, Jackie Parker, Chris Dewaghe, Gerry Dewaghe Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 41 species Species Count Canada Goose 3 Mute Swan 2 Blue-winged Teal 8 Northern Shoveler 2 Gadwall 4 Mallard 8 Green-winged Teal 7 Mourning Dove 5 Chimney Swift 1 Sora 1 American Oystercatcher 4 Killdeer 2 Greater…...

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