Friday, June 6, 2008

A Friday Evening in the Meadows

Karl & Judy Lukens report the following from the season's first Friday evening walk at the Meadows:

"The first of the season CMBO Evening Meadow Walk was held this evening 6/6 and the usual suspects were found for the most part. We ended the evening around 8:15 at the parking lot, in a dense fog, listening to the "Peent" of several Woodcocks."

For those venturing out this weekend, bear in mind that a Bermuda High will be controlling our weather, resulting in hazy, hot and humid conditions through the beginning of next week. High temperatures at inland locations could reach the mid-90's. Since this is the first time we've experienced any "real" heat in 2008, make sure to drink plenty of water if you're out in the field, and remember that it will likely take a few days for your body to acclimate itself to the summer climate.

Karl also reports that while he did not see the previously-reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher at Brig/Forsythe NWR today, he did tally the continuing Glaucous Gull, as well as a singing Willow Flycatcher and several calling Northern Bobwhites.

The list from this evening's tour of the Meadows is included.

Location: South Cape May Meadows
Observation date: 6/6/08
Number of species: 42
Canada Goose 25

Mute Swan 10
Mallard 15
Great Egret 3
Snowy Egret 1
Turkey Vulture 3
Cooper's Hawk 1
Killdeer 2
American Oystercatcher 4
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 3
Willet (Eastern) 6
Lesser Yellowlegs 1
Short-billed Dowitcher 8
American Woodcock 2
Laughing Gull X
Ring-billed Gull 5
Herring Gull 10
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
Great Black-backed Gull 10
Least Tern 15
Common Tern 5
Forster's Tern 15
Black Skimmer 15
Rock Pigeon 1
Mourning Dove 5
Chimney Swift 5
Downy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Kingbird 3
Blue Jay 1
American Crow X
Fish Crow X
Purple Martin 5
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Gray Catbird 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 5
Common Yellowthroat 6
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 15
Common Grackle 10
House Sparrow 5

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(

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