Another night of birds!

Birds on the move again last night! Clear skies and Northwest winds in the upper atmosphere made for another favorable night over New Jersey. The westerlies that persisted at the surface should cause birds to shift east as they land, making Cape May (and all other coastal hotspots) a good place to start this morning.

Good Birding

Base Reflectivity image from Fort Dix Base Velocity image from Fort Dix

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2 Responses to Another night of birds!

  1. David says:

    Lots of Yellow-rumped warblers around today
    Also:
    Many White-throated sparrows
    Swamp Sparrows
    Northern Flickers
    Tufted Titmice
    Black-capped Chickadees
    Ruby-crowned and Golden-crowned Kinglets
    and an E. Palm Warbler

  2. David says:

    Hello,
    Gabe is back on his semester break from school.
    Nice of the weather to cooperate and give us a
    great migrant day at the Point! Monday – 10-16-06.
    Started down there at 9:00AM because of my work.
    From 9 to 11:00AM we walked the Cape May Point
    State Park. Here are some highlights mainly from there
    but other areas as well. The winds had shifted easterly
    by late morning, so not much of a hawk flight.
    95 species.
    1 BAY-BREASTED WARBLER
    7 species of warbler total.
    2 GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSHES
    1 PHILA. VIREO – all these are pushing the late envelope.
    The Phila. Vireo was at the State Park also. I wrote everything
    down in the book at CMBO telling Gabe “I know I am forgetting
    something”. This.
    Many WINTER WRENS
    1 SAPSUCKER – at that Chinese Elm in the circle.
    2 RING-NECKED DUCKS – Lily Lake – early for me.
    7 BROWN PELICANS – off the Point.
    GANNETS – Avalon seawatch.
    BLACK and SURF SCOTERS – Avalon seawatch.
    Gabe and I only had 30 minutes there. Stuff still moving
    on SE winds. I had to watch from the rocks. Standing along
    the road for us short people is NOT working for me at least
    with that new wall they have built.

    A superb day in Cape May. Wish I had more time to report on
    such. Sparrows around in a great variety and numbers. We couldn’t
    find a Lincoln’s though. I am sure around.

    Lots of flight id notes for later. Good birding all.

    Sandra Keller
    Barrington, NJ
    sandrakeller@verizon.net