Saturday, June 7, 2008

Alder Flycatcher at Cape May Point

An Alder Flycatcher, both very rare in spring and quite late, sang several times at Cape May Point State Park this morning, around 9:00 a.m. I heard it from the red trail near the fork to the "bird blind," but it sounded like it was off the south, in the vicinity of the north side of Bunker Pond (left side as you face Bunker Pond from the hawk watch platform). Alder is a regular early June migrant in northern NJ, and a breeder, but not so in Cape May, and one June 7 would be a quite late migrant or wanderer in the northern part of the state.

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