Friday, June 19, 2009

Rain-Free Meadows Walk

Chuck and Mary Jane Slugg report the following from this evening's walk around the South Cape May Meadows, which featured a fair mix of birds, and perhaps most importantly, no rain! We had a short break from the wet weather on the Cape today, but it appears as though showers and thunderstorms are on tap again for the weekend. It will be interesting to see just how long this active weather pattern persists, and what effect it might have on various breeding species.

On another note, shearwaters were again present Thursday evening from Cape May Point, with approximately 15 Greaters and a few Cory's seen from St. Mary's, as per Bob Fogg.

Location: Cape May Migratory Bird Sanctuary (South Cape May Meadows)
Observation date: 6/19/09
Notes: The regular Friday Evening at The Meadows was a pleasant break from all the rain.
Number of species: 38

Canada Goose 30
Mute Swan 45
Gadwall 1
American Black Duck 1
Mallard 25
Great Egret 10
Green Heron 2
Black-crowned Night-Heron 3
Osprey 5
Piping Plover 4
Killdeer 3
American Oystercatcher 6
Least Sandpiper 2
Laughing Gull 35
Herring Gull 20
Great Black-backed Gull 40
Least Tern 40
Common Tern 20
Forster's Tern 2
Black Skimmer 20
Rock Pigeon 2
Mourning Dove 3
Chimney Swift 6
American Crow 1
Fish Crow 12
Purple Martin 6
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 5
Carolina Wren 4
Marsh Wren 10
Northern Mockingbird 4
European Starling 5
Common Yellowthroat 6
Song Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 30
Common Grackle 10
American Goldfinch 3
House Sparrow 4

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(

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