The Cape May Birding Hotline is a service of New Jersey Audubon Societys Cape May Bird Observatory. This weeks message was prepared on Thursday December 6, 2007. Highlights this week include sightings of BULLOCKS ORIOLE, BARNACLE GOOSE, EVENING GROSBEAK, COMMON REDPOLL, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, CAVE SWALLOW, SNOW BUNTING, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, BLACK LEGGED KITTIWAKE, COMMON EIDER, KING EIDER and SHORT-EARED OWL.
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The BULLOCKS ORIOLE which had been regular at the Hidden Valley Extension along Bayshore road has not bee reported since 12/2.
On 11/30 an EVENING GROSBEAK flew over the hawkwatch platform at the
Also at the
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS have also been recently reported form the
A COMMON REDPOLL visited a feeder on Reeds Beach Road on 12/3. There have been further reports of this species from this location since.
CAVE SWALLOWS are still being seen in
A flock of 77 SNOW BUNTINGS were found (in the snow) yesterday, 12/5, at TNCs CMMBR. On 12/1, 85 SNOW BUNTINGS were observed at the
A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was at the TNCs CMMBR on 11/29.
Recent rarities at CMBOs Avalon Seawatch; on 12/2 COMMON EIDER, KING EIDER and PARASITIC JEAGER were flybys. Also of note recently was a flyby BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE.
Lastly, SHORT-EARED OWL reports are trickling in from Jakes
The Cape May Birding Hotline is a service of the New Jersey Audubon Societys Cape May Bird Observatory and details sightings from Cape May,
Good Luck and Good Birding!