Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Black-necked Stilts, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

[The Black-necked Stilts, clearly a pair, photo'd by Karl Lukens in the South Cape May Meadows. They have been seen there today. Look for these birds at Cove Pool as well. Nesting by this species is not inconceivable here, or somewhere in southern NJ - it was a common breeder through the 1800's, and there have been a very few modern nesting attempts in NJ.]

[A/the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher has been hanging around Cape May. This shot is by Jesse Amesbury, at Cape May Point State Park Sunday. The bird was seen in the same area Monday, and today was found at the South Cape May Meadows.]

We've gotten second and third hand reports of Sooty Shearwater and Arctic Tern seen from Cape May today, details as they emerge. Northwood Center had singing Magnolia, Canada, and Blackpoll Warblers and Northern Waterthrush today.

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