Monday, October 19, 2009

Golden on the Way, Warblers at the Beanery

Josh Lawrey had a Golden Eagle a little west of Vineland, Cumberland County at 12:36. At 1:52, Tom McParland saw one (same) over Route 47 near Woodcock Lane, Cape May County, though it was headed north towards CMBO-CRE, apparently.

The hawk flight had gotten up into the stratosphere when I left Cape May around 11:30 a.m. this morning, i.e. the sharp-shinneds were "disappearing" straight overhead.

Michael O'Brien found 11 species of warblers on the sunny edges of the Beanery, a sort of repeat of what he found there during the CMBO workshop yesterday.

If you have never tried listening for nocturnal migrants, tonight would be the night to go out. Winds are forecast to be light west, going to nearly calm late in the night, making listening conditions great. Passerines, herons, owls, who knows?

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