Saturday, August 2, 2008

Shorebirds at the Meadows, and northwest winds

Karl Lukens, along with Chuck and Mary Jane Slugg, submitted the following summary from last night's walk at the Meadows:

"Beautiful evening for a CMBO bird walk at the "Meadows". Good shorebirds, and waders. The Lesser Black-backed Gulls are still present on the beach."

In other news, it looks like the "prolonged" heat that the weather folks were talking about several days ago won't be as bad as expected. A front is expected to clear the Cape tonight, bringing with it winds out of the north and west for the next couple of days. As a result I would expect a fair songbird flight Sunday night into Monday morning, and possibly tonight as well, if there's no rain. Early migrants such as Canada Warbler and Cerulean Warbler have already been reported in the past couple of days, and there will likely be more to come in the near future.

Location: South Cape May Meadows
Observation date: 8/1/08
Number of species: 52

Canada Goose 25

Mute Swan 20
Mallard 30
Great Egret 10
Snowy Egret 2
Green Heron 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron 3
Glossy Ibis 40
Turkey Vulture 1
Semipalmated Plover 2
Piping Plover 1
Killdeer 5
American Oystercatcher 6
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 5
Lesser Yellowlegs 5
Sanderling 100
Least Sandpiper 15
Short-billed Dowitcher 2
Laughing Gull 75
Ring-billed Gull 5
Herring Gull 10
Lesser Black-backed Gull 6
Great Black-backed Gull 50
Least Tern 25
Common Tern 5
Forster's Tern 50
Black Skimmer 6
Rock Pigeon 1
Mourning Dove 5
Chimney Swift 8
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Fish Crow 5
Purple Martin 10
Barn Swallow 1
Carolina Wren 2
American Robin 3
Gray Catbird 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 15
Cedar Waxwing 5
Common Yellowthroat 2
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 5
Red-winged Blackbird 10
Common Grackle 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 2
House Sparrow 5

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(

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