Paul Lehman found a fourth Ash-throated Flycatcher. He writes: " On Tuesday morning I discovered the FOURTH Ash-throated Flycatcher in Cape May County during the past few days. This bird is in West Cape May along State Street and 5th and 6th Avenues, which is just a block east of the Beanery. (An Eastern Phoebe was keeping it company part of the
time.) At the entrance to Cape May Point State Park this AM was a Blue-headed Vireo and 3 Baltimore Orioles."
So we have:
1. The "original" Ash-throated found by Paul in TNCs Cape Island Preserve, along the railroad tracks at the end of Wilson St.; this bird continues at the back side of the Cape Island Preserve property well to the east and slightly north of where the bird had been originally found. Directions and a map are under View from the Cape archives for Sunday, December 9.
2. A second Ash-throated at Higbee, third field, found by Pete Dunne.
3. A third Ash-throated in Cape May NWR near Green Creek, also found by Paul, in a spot that's a little tricky to get to (so you're better off going after one of the others.)
4. The new one listed above.
I also learned from Paul that the Glaucous Gull on the CBC was flying south past Norbury's Landing; who knows where it is now, but Ocaen Drive is the traditional spot to check for gulls, and the South Cape May Meadows and the beach adjacent are another spot where gulls congregate.