View From The Cape

Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek – October 8, 2023

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Jackie Parker, Sally Lorbach Temp: 56°F Winds: NW 17mph Weather Conditions: sunny Birds were moving fast this morning in the wind. We had a nice variety of raptors and songbirds, including one Broad-winged Hawk that landed to perch directly overhead. Warblers included Black-throated Blue, Northern…...

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Hawks, Trails, and Beach – October 7, 2023

Leaders: Bert Hixon, Jackie Parker, Ruth Bergstrom Temp: 66°F Winds: WNW 12-21mph Weather Conditions: partly cloudy 26 species Species Count Mute Swan 18 Mallard 24 Green-winged Teal 12 Ruddy Duck 2 Laughing Gull 4 Ring-billed Gull 2 Herring Gull 4 Great Black-backed Gull 40 Common Tern 2 Royal Tern 3…...

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Fall Migration Cruise – October 7, 2023

Leaders: Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 36 species Species Count American Black Duck 3 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 10 Clapper Rail 2 American Oystercatcher 38 Black-bellied Plover 26 American Golden-Plover 1 Whimbrel 2   Ruddy Turnstone 24     Dunlin 12   Semipalmated Sandpiper 18 Short-billed Dowitcher…...

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Fall Migrants at the Rea Farm – October 7, 2023

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon, Barry Hershfeld Temp: 68°F Winds: N 3mph Weather Conditions: cloudy with fog The most visually and audibly obvious birds at the Beanery this morning were the mimics, with Gray Catbirds, Brown Thrashers, and Northern Mockingbirds in evidence throughout the walk. Raptors were present…...

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A Meadows Afternoon – October 6, 2023

Leaders: Jackie Parker, Keith Parker, Chris Dewaghe, Gerry Dewaghe Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 28 species Species Count Canada Goose 14 Mute Swan 7 Blue-winged Teal 2 Gadwall 1 American Wigeon 3 Mallard 20 Green-winged Teal 30 Mourning Dove 2 Common Nighthawk 2 Greater Yellowlegs 1 Laughing Gull 3 Herring Gull…...

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Higbee Beach Birding – October 6, 2023

Leaders: Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard, Chris Marks Temp: 74°F Winds: E 0-3mph Weather Conditions: clear 19 species Species Count Double-crested Cormorant 2 Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 6 Blue Jay 4 American Crow 5 Carolina Chickadee 2 Tufted Titmouse 2 Tree Swallow 8 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 House Wren 1…...

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E-Z Birding at Cape May Point State Park – October 5, 2023

Leaders: Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 73°F Winds: Weather Conditions: sunny Lovely long looks at perched Merlin. Ducks coming in including Eurasian Widgeon. Good walk with great folks! 40 species Species Count Canada Goose 2 Mute Swan 25 Blue-winged Teal 30 Eurasian Wigeon 1 American Wigeon 4 Mallard…...

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Twilight Walk at the Meadows – October 4, 2023

Leaders: Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard, Jackie Parker, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 32 species Species Count Canada Goose 48 Mute Swan 4 Northern Shoveler 2 Gadwall 1 American Wigeon 3 Mallard 12 Green-winged Teal 25 Green-winged Teal (American) 2 Mourning Dove 14 Virginia Rail 1 Killdeer 2 Semipalmated Sandpiper…...

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Migration at the Point – October 4, 2023

Leaders: Brett Ewald, Chris Marks, Mary Watkins, Carrie Bell Temp: 65°F Winds: N 1mph Weather Conditions: clear 44 species Species Count Canada Goose 2 Mute Swan 14 Eurasian Wigeon 1 American Wigeon 2 Mallard 5 Green-winged Teal 9 Surf Scoter 12 Mourning Dove 17 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 Sanderling 10 Ring-billed…...

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Sunset Birding at Stone Harbor Point – October 3, 2023

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Chris Marks, Dave & Lynn Pollard, Barry Hershfeld Temp: 75°F Winds: S 3-5 mph Weather Conditions: clear Stone Harbor Point – 4:41pm 19 species Species Count American Oystercatcher 2 Semipalmated Plover 3 Ruddy Turnstone 3 Sanderling 30 Laughing Gull 10 Ring-billed Gull 1 Herring Gull 24 Lesser…...

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