Friday, August 8, 2008

Double Rainbow over the Meadows; Yellow Warblers moving tonight

[Double Rainbow. Photographed from the South Cape May Meadows by Karl Lukens, 8/8/08. Click to enlarge]

Karl & Judy Lukens, along with Chuck & Mary Jane Slugg, reported the following avian (and non-avian) gems at the Meadows this evening:

"...Started off with a quick passing shower and a double rainbow. Nice variety of shorebirds, good looks at Glossy Ibis, both yellowlegs together and several Spotted and Solitary Sandpipers."

A walk to the north end of Reed's Beach around 10:00pm this evening produced numerous Yellow Warblers calling overhead, and NEXRAD radar indicates that there is likely a small movement of passerines occurring over the region. Might be an interesting morning at Higbee tomorrow.

Location: South Cape May Meadows
Observation date: 8/8/08
Notes: CMBO Walk. Clear,(Rain shower),75,W10.
Number of species: 50

Canada Goose 25
Mute Swan 15
Mallard 40
Double-crested Cormorant 3
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 5
Snowy Egret 5
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
Glossy Ibis 20
Turkey Vulture 1
Semipalmated Plover 3
Killdeer 5
American Oystercatcher 2
Spotted Sandpiper 3
Solitary Sandpiper 5
Greater Yellowlegs 5
Lesser Yellowlegs 5
Ruddy Turnstone 1
Sanderling 40
Semipalmated Sandpiper 5
Least Sandpiper 10
Laughing Gull 50
Ring-billed Gull 5

Herring Gull 15
Lesser Black-backed Gull 6
Great Black-backed Gull 50
Least Tern 20
Common Tern 10
Forster's Tern 20
Black Skimmer 75
Rock Pigeon 2
Mourning Dove 5
Chimney Swift 10
American Crow 1
Fish Crow 1
Purple Martin 10
Tree Swallow 10
Barn Swallow 5
Carolina Wren 2
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 10
Yellow Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Northern Cardinal 5
Red-winged Blackbird 5
Common Grackle 5
Brown-headed Cowbird 5
House Finch 5
American Goldfinch 1
House Sparrow 5

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(

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