Tuesday, March 31, 2009

They're Here! Louisiana Waterthrush and Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher

[This Blueberry Azure appeared in Michael O'Brien's and Louise Zemaitis's yard this morning, a scarce animal at Cape May Point although they are more common at Belleplain. Photo by Michael O'Brien.]

Janet Crawford called me this morning to report that a Louisiana Waterthrush was singing at Sunset Bridge in Belleplain State Forest -yee-hah! Interestingly, March 31 is the date Lousiana Waterthrush arrived there last year.

Michael and Louise had some good stuff this morning, the following is from Michael: "There are birds on the move today. Louise and I had a number of nice things this morning including a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher flying by Cove Pool with Yellow-rumps, 3 King Eiders (2 females and an imm male) flying with scoters off Coral Ave, and a Little Blue Heron flying up the bay with Great Egrets off Sunset Beach."

Several Great and Snowy Egrets were feeding along Bidwell Creek as I road in to CRE this morning. Bidwell crosses Route 47 south of Goshen; it's the same creek that winds it's way through the marsh to Reed's Beach.

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