View From The Cape

Twilight Walk at the Meadows – September 22, 2021

Leaders: Alan Crawford, Jackie Parker Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 33 species Species Count Canada Goose 8 Mute Swan 2 Northern Shoveler 6 Gadwall 6 American Wigeon 6 Mallard 26 American Black Duck 1 Mourning Dove 5 Sora 1 Killdeer 5 Sanderling 14 Least Sandpiper 12 Pectoral Sandpiper 4 Semipalmated Sandpiper…...

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Birding the Meadows – September 20, 2021

Leaders (7:30am): Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson Leaders (7:45am): Bill Roache, Mary Jane Roache Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions:   7:30am Group 39 species Species Count Canada Goose 12 Mute Swan 4 Blue-winged Teal 8 Northern Shoveler 2 Gadwall 8 Mallard 6 Mourning Dove 1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 Killdeer 1 Least Sandpiper…...

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Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek – September 19, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Janet Crawford Temp: 75° F Winds:  N 14 mph Weather Conditions: sunny CHC WMA was very birdy this morning, with mixed flocks of Red-eyed Vireos, American Redstarts, Northern Parulas, and Black-and-white, Chestnut-sided and Magnolia Warblers. A Green Heron never moved as it watched for prey at the water’s…...

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Hawks, Trails, and Beach – September 18, 2021

Leaders: Bert Hixon, Ruth Bergstrom Temp: 79° F Winds:  WNW 14 mph Weather Conditions: 31 species Species Count Mute Swan 18 Blue-winged Teal 9 Mallard 4 Green-winged Teal 5 Laughing Gull 1 Herring Gull 6 Great Egret 2 Snowy Egret 1 Green Heron 1 Osprey 8 Cooper’s Hawk 1 Bald…...

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Fall Migrants at the Rea Farm/Cape May Point SP – September 18, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 75° F Winds:  NNW 11 mph Weather Conditions:  sunny Due to some maintenance issues at the Beanery this week, we took our walk at the State Park. Ducks that spend the winter with us are starting to return from their breeding grounds.…...

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Higbee Beach Birding – September 17, 2021

Leaders (7:30am): Melissa Roach, Jackie Parker, Bernie Hodgdon Leaders (7:45am): Chris Marks, Mary Watkins Temp: 73° F Winds:  NE 13 mph Weather Conditions:  overcast 7:30am Group: 34 species Species Count Mallard 1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2 Herring Gull 1 Great Black-backed Gull 1 Double-crested Cormorant 5 Great Blue Heron 1 Black…...

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Twilight Walk at the Meadows – September 15, 2021

Leaders: Alan Crawford, Jackie Parker Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 36 species Species Count Canada Goose 30 Mute Swan 4 Blue-winged Teal 1 Northern Shoveler 8 Mallard 30 Green-winged Teal 32 Mourning Dove 12 Sora 2 Sanderling 4 Least Sandpiper 4 Buff-breasted Sandpiper 1 Pectoral Sandpiper 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper 16 Greater…...

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Migration at the Point – September 15, 2021

Leaders: Chris Marks, Mary Watkins Temp: 75° F Winds:  SSW 5-10 mph Weather Conditions:  clear 40 species Species Count Mute Swan 5 Mallard 2 Mourning Dove 12 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 Sanderling 24 Laughing Gull 35 Ring-billed Gull 6 Herring Gull 24 Lesser Black-backed Gull 4 Great Black-backed Gull 30 Least…...

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Sunset Birding at Stone Harbor Point – September 14, 2021

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Chris Marks, Sharon Meeker Temp: 83° F Winds:  SW 1-3 mph Weather Conditions:  clear 25 species Species Count American Oystercatcher 15 Black-bellied Plover 1 Semipalmated Plover 35 Piping Plover 5 Ruddy Turnstone 6 Sanderling 35 Laughing Gull 35 Ring-billed Gull 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull 4 Great Black-backed…...

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Birding the Meadows – September 13, 2021

Leaders (7:30 AM group): Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 39 species Species Count Canada Goose 12 Mute Swan 8 Northern Shoveler 10 Gadwall 8 Eurasian x American Wigeon (hybrid) 1 Mallard 10 Green-winged Teal 7 Mourning Dove 4 Least Sandpiper 2 Semipalmated Sandpiper 25 Greater Yellowlegs 1…...

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