Monday, October 5, 2009

Meadows: Little Blue, Sapsucker, Merlin Picnicking on the Beach

[Merlin this morning on the beach off the Cape May Meadows, entertaining CMBO's Monday walk at the expense of a Red-winged Blackbird. Photo by Karl Lukens, click to enlarge.]

Karl Lukens sent the following report from this morning's meadows walk, which garnered 60 species according to eBird: "CMBO Morning walk at The Meadows - TNC. Large group and fine weather. Good Ducks, waders, and Yellow-rumped Warblers are back. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker from the parking lot to start off. Also a movement of sharpies and a few Merlins, one of which we scoped eating a female Red-winged Blackbird. - Karl (Pete, Chuck, Mary Jane, Warren, David, Janet, Carrie, Tom, Judy)."

[Juvenile Little Blue Heron at the Meadows. Photo by Karl Lukens.]

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