View From The Cape

Birding Cape May Point – February 19, 2022

Leaders: Roger Horn, Kathy Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 34° F Winds:  NW 15 mph Weather Conditions: cloudy I don’t think I’ve ever seen a group of Tree Swallows perched on a wire in February in New Jersey before. But there they were this morning, bright turquoise in the cold morning…...

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Sunset Beach: A Place for all Seasons – February 13, 2022

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Ruth Bergstrom, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 38° F Winds:  NNE 15 mph Weather Conditions: 31 species Species Count Mute Swan 1 American Wigeon 1 Mallard 2 American Black Duck 6 Ring-necked Duck 2 Surf Scoter 8 Black Scoter 12 Surf/Black Scoter 30 Hooded Merganser 6 Common Merganser 1…...

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Longtails in Love – February 12, 2022

Leaders: Chuck Slugg, Janet Crawford, Steve Weis Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions:   Avalon – 8th St. Jetty: 10:05am 7 species Species Count Black Scoter 1 Long-tailed Duck 11 Ruddy Turnstone 1 Herring Gull 5 Great Black-backed Gull 1 Common Loon 2 Yellow-rumped Warbler 1   Avalon – 3rd Ave Jetty:…...

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Birding Cape May Point – February 12, 2022

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 50° F Winds:  SW 15 mph Weather Conditions: sunny The star of this morning’s walk was undoubtedly the hidden-in-plain-sight American Bittern, standing stock-still along the edge of Bunker Pond in the morning sunlight. Although we ended up with a nice variety of…...

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Birding Cape May Point – February 5, 2022

Leaders: Kyle Chelius, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 21 species Canada Goose  14 Mute Swan  4 Northern Shoveler  12 Gadwall  16 American Wigeon  4 Mallard  20 American Black Duck  8 Northern Pintail  8 Bufflehead  3 Hooded Merganser  8 Mourning Dove  2 American Coot  1 Great Blue Heron (Great Blue) …...

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Brigantine and Mott’s Creek – January 23, 2022

Leaders: Chris Marks, Kyle Chelius, Mary Watkins, Michael McCabe Temp: 37° F Winds:  NE 5-10 mph Weather Conditions: clear Edwin B. Forsythe NWR Wildlife Drive– 1:40pm 41 species Species Count Snow Goose 1500 Canada Goose 125 Northern Shoveler 175 Gadwall 65 American Wigeon 4 Mallard 28 American Black Duck 250…...

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Birding Cape May Point – January 22, 2022

Leaders: Kyle Chelius, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 39 species Canada Goose  30 Mute Swan  2 Northern Shoveler  8 Gadwall  18 American Wigeon  4 Mallard  20 Ring-necked Duck  18 Bufflehead  1 Hooded Merganser  4 Ruddy Duck  1 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  1 Mourning Dove  8 Herring Gull  3 Double-crested…...

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Birding Cape May Point – January 15, 2022

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Kyle Chelius, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 34 species Canada Goose  32 Mute Swan  6 Gadwall  20 American Wigeon  6 Mallard  20 Green-winged Teal  2 Ring-necked Duck  20 Lesser Scaup  4 Bufflehead  4 Hooded Merganser  2 Mourning Dove  7 Herring Gull  4 Double-crested Cormorant …...

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Sunset Beach: A Place for all Seasons – January 9, 2022

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Ruth Bergstrom, Eileen Mathers, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 35° F Winds:  SSW 19 mph Weather Conditions: 27 species Species Count Canada Goose 25 Mute Swan 2 Wood Duck 4 Gadwall 4 Mallard 6 American Black Duck 3 Green-winged Teal 4 Black Scoter 20 Bufflehead 1 Ring-billed Gull 1…...

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Birding Cape May Point – January 8, 2022

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 27° F Winds:  NW 14 mph Weather Conditions: sunny We always expect to see lots of ducks, a good number of sparrows and many chipping Yellow-rumped Warblers on our winter walks at Cape May Point. What we don’t expect to see are…...

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