[Karl Lukens did a great job capturing this Vesper Sparrow yesterday at the South Cape Meadows a.k.a. the Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge. Another Vesper was found at the Beanery. Click to enlarge.]
The Sea Watch had 20,000 birds yesterday, mostly scoters with lots of gannets and both loons. A female King Eider was another highlight there. Nick's got the full report up on View From the Field. Also there are reports from the hawk watch platform and Morning Flight, courtesy of Doug and Cameron. Both species of scaup were found on Bunker Pond yesterday.
All the expected shorebirds except Piping Plover were found at Stone Harbor/Nummy Island, including hundreds of Red Knots.
Dave Lord told me they a good quantity of Black-crowned Night-herons, and one Yellow-crowned, on Thorofare Island on the back bay boat trip yesterday.