CAPE MAY BIRDING HOTLINE October 5, 2007 We are sorry for the lack of hotline coverage in the last weeks. This was an unavoidable lapse and hope that this has not caused our readers any inconvenience.
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Audubon Societys Cape May Bird Observatory. This weeks message was prepared on Friday October 5, 2007. Highlights this week include sightings of ROSEATE SPOONBILL, CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD, LARK SPARROW, EURASIAN COLLARED DOVE, COMMON EIDER and AMERICAN SWALLOW-TAILED KITE.
We are sorry for the lack of hotline coverage in the last weeks. This was an unavoidable lapse and hope that this has not caused our readers any inconvenience.
The long staying ROSEATE SPOONBILL continues to be seen at the Brigantine NWR, in the gull pond area as of 10/4.
On 10/1 a report of an AMERICAN SWALLOW-TAILED KITE seen soaring low over the fields Higbee Beach WMA came into the
Found at a feeder on 10/2 at 1695 Rt. 47 in Eldora, an adult male CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD has been teasing birders with brief views. This bird is not visiting on a regular basis. It seems that morning is the best time, between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. The home owner asks that you park along Rt. 47 and walk down the drive way. There is a sign pointing visiting birders to the approved viewing area. Since the hummingbird is visiting the salvia near the residence, please to not approach to closely so that all may be able to catch a glimpse of this sporadic visitor. The last reported sighting was at 10:10 a.m., today, 10/5.
A COMMON EIDER was seen from
A EURASIAN COLLARED DOVE was reported to be seen sitting on the wires on
Lastly, a LARK SPARROW was photographed at Stone Harbor Point on 10/3.
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