Date: 3/29/18 5:28 pm From: Thomas W. Reed <coturnicops...> Subject: [JERSEYBI] Cape May, 29 Mar -- Iceland Gull, Tricolored Heron, migrants
A small wave of northbound migrants rolled through Cape May today. The Cape May Springwatch captured a fair morning flight movement that consisted of 47 Pine Warblers, 14 Golden-crowned Kinglets, 5 Eastern Phoebes, 2 Northern Flickers, and an Eastern Meadowlark, with virtually all birds moving west through the dunes at Cape May Pt. The Higbee fields hosted 10+ Eastern Phoebes while Cape May Pt. State Park was home to 15 Pine Warblers and 20+ Golden-crowned Kinglets during the late-AM.
Waterbirds were also on the move this morning, with highlights (most arriving from the w/sw across Delaware Bay) including the season's first Tricolored Heron, 51 Great Egrets, 2 Blue-winged Teal, 11 Common Loons, 275 Laughing Gulls, several Forster's Terns, and an Iceland Gull. A full list from today's Cape May Springwatch session can be found here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44061047
Conditions look favorable for more movement tonight/tomorrow.