Saturday, September 29, 2007

I HOPE you are not reading this right now......

That is to say that I hope you are out birding, at least if you are in the mid-Atlantic. There is one heck of a hawk flight taking place right now over Cape May. My guess is that pretty much any eastern hawk watch site in the mid-Atlantic region is good right now and will continue over the next day or two.

That's the good news, if you were not able to make it to Cape May for the flight today. Tomorrow looks like it should be just as good. The winds are supposed to die down tonight which will be more conducive to passerines, though there were way more birds today than I anticipated with the strong winds over night.

Sorry, I don't have time to extol of the wonderful sightings we had today (loads of Palm warblers) on the CMBO Birding Optics walk. The store is shoulder to shoulder with members/customers. Such is the life of being the Sales Manager, I suppose. I think you'll get a good feel for how the flight has been between my list, what Don may post and the seasonal count info. to be posted later.

Suffice to say, if you can rearrange your schedule GET OUT BIRDING TOMORROW!! Enjoy the migration.

Location: Cape May Point SP
Observation date: 9/29/07
Notes: CMBO Birding Optics walk
Number of species: 63

Canada Goose 145
Mute Swan 6
Wood Duck 8
Gadwall 6
American Wigeon 8
Mallard 25
Blue-winged Teal 52
Northern Shoveler 4
Green-winged Teal 8
Double-crested Cormorant 45
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 3
Turkey Vulture 4
Osprey 8
Northern Harrier 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 75
Cooper's Hawk 15
Broad-winged Hawk 4
American Kestrel 145
Merlin 4
Killdeer 10
Greater Yellowlegs 32
Lesser Yellowlegs 95
Sanderling 35
Pectoral Sandpiper 7
Stilt Sandpiper 6
Short-billed Dowitcher 1
Wilson's Snipe 1
Laughing Gull 125
Herring Gull 40
Great Black-backed Gull 35
Belted Kingfisher 1
Northern Flicker 25
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 20
Tree Swallow 200
Carolina Chickadee 6
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 25
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling 2
Magnolia Warbler 6
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Prairie Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 125
Palm Warbler 5
Blackpoll Warbler 3
Black-and-white Warbler 2
American Redstart 5
Common Yellowthroat 8
Scarlet Tanager 1
Savannah Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Indigo Bunting 3
Bobolink 2
Red-winged Blackbird 45
American Goldfinch 2
House Sparrow 15

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(

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