Tuesday, November 02, 2010

October 31 - Cape May fallout

The continuing 'fall flight of the decade' continued today with some fantastic results. The highlight must be the Henlow's Sparrow, which is quite unusual in New Jersey, and the first chaseable one at Cape May in twenty years!

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Other sparrows seen were Grasshopper, Song, Swamp, Savannah, White-Throated, White-Crowned, Field, Chipping, Lincoln's, and Junco.

Other top species seen today were Cave Swallow, Golden Eagle, and year-birds of Cattle Egret, Common Moorhen & Redhead. A female Eurasian Wigeon was seen, along with Blue-Winged & Green-Winged Teal, Pintail , Shoveler, Black, Mallard and Ring-Necked.  Scoters of White-Winged & Black were seen.

Raptors included Sharp-Shinned, Coopers, Red-Tailed, Red-Shouldered, Kestrel, Merlin, Peregrine, Bald Eagle, but I missed a Norther Goshawk reported elsewhere on the Cape today.

You can never get to them all !