The Cape May Birding Hotline is a service of New Jersey Audubon Societys Cape May Bird Observatory. This weeks message was prepared on Thursday January 3, 2008. Highlights this week include sightings of ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER, EASTERN PHOEBE, COMMON EIDER, BALTIMORE ORIOLE, HOUSE WREN, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, BROAD-WINGED HAWK, SNOW BUNTING, BARNACLE GOOSE,
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A drake REDHEAD continues, as of 1/1, to be seen on the little pond in front of the abandoned buildings at the Villas WMA.
The previously reported ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER in
At least two EASTERN PHOEBES made appearances on 1/1. One bird was located on the back side of the
The BARNACLE GOOSE continues this week in
The flock of 5-6 COMMON EIDER which have been frequently seen off Cape May Point, continue as of 1/1.
At least two BALTIMORE ORIOLES were seen in
At least three separate HOUSE WRENS were observed in the last week. Birds were found at TNCs Cape Island Preserve, the second tower field at Higbee Beach WMA on 1/1. On 1/2 a third individual was seen along Stevens Street in
The four wintering RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue to be seen at the Villas WMA as of 1/1.
On 12/30 at least 30 SNOW BUNTINGS were seen at Stone Harbor Point. On 12/31 the flock of SNOW BUNTIUNGS frequenting the dunes between the
An adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was mixed in with Herring and Great Black-Backed Gulls on 1/1. The bird was located on the dune near the west dune crossover at TNCs CMMBR.
Upwards of 22 RED CROSSBILLS have been frequenting some conifers at the end of
A BROAD-WINGED HAWK, originally located and photographed on 12/22, was seen again on 12/28 over Cape May Point.
Three EVENING GROSBEAKS flew over the
The hen CANVASBACK continues in
A female COMMON GOLDENEYE has been observed at TNC’s CMMBR since at least 1/1. The bird was being seen approximately 75 yards off the east trail about mid way between Sunset Blvd. and the dunes.
Seen both 1/1 and today, 1/3, two imm. LITTLE BLUE HERONS have been observed along
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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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