CAPE MAY BIRDING HOTLINE November 26, 2007
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Audubon Societys Cape May Bird Observatory. This weeks message was prepared on Monday November 26, 2007. Highlights this week include sightings of WESTERN KINGBIRD, CAVE SWALLOW, LESSER NIGHTHAWK, BARNACLE GOOSE, ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER, LONG-EARED OWL, SHORT-EARED OWL, SAW-WHET OWL, PINE SISKIN, EVENING GROSBEAK, PURPLE FINCH, BALTIMORE ORIOLE, COMMON EIDER, SANDHILL CRANE, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL, COMMON REDPOLL AND RED CROSSBILL
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We apologize for the unavoidable lapse of hotline coverage in the previous weeks and we hope that this has not caused anyone any inconvenience.
A WESTERN KINGBIRD was reported from the end of
There still are plenty of CAVE SWALLOWS around to be seen. The best chance for spying this species is to plant yourself on the hawkwatch platform at the
A LESSER NIGHTHAWK (first NJ state record if accepted) was found yesterday, 11/25, roosting on a branch near the hawk watch platform at the
The lone BARNACLE GOOSE continues to be found in the
On Saturday, 11/24, numerous reports of LONG-EARED OWLS came in from various locations in
Reports continue to trickle in of PINE SISKIN and other winter finches in the
EVENING GROSBEAK is being reported as flyovers in spits and spats. One was observed at TNCs CMMBR this morning, 11/26. Also, one was reported as a fly over at the Cape Island Preserve off
A BALTIMORE ORIOLE was seen at the Beanery on 11/24.
Four COMMON EIDER were seen off Cape May Point on 11/20.
Two SANDHILL CRANES have been frequenting the Cape May Point area in the last week. These birds have been frequently seen in either Bunker pond in front of the hawkwatch platform or on Lighthouse pond at the
Last reported on 11/24, there had been a very cooperative ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER at the back part of the loop trail at Hidden Valley (the west side) While one bird had been reported previously there were two individuals at Hidden Valley on 11/24. Additionally ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER has been seen at
Up to four imm. RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS have been spotted caching acorns at the Villa WMA. The last report of these birds at this location was on 11/18.
Moving up the
Lastly, a ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK visited a private feeder in Leesburg,
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The Cape May Birding Hotline is a service of the New Jersey Audubon Societys Cape May Bird Observatory and details sightings from Cape May,
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