Date: 4/4/18 4:57 pm
From: Thomas W. Reed <coturnicops...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Cape May, 4 Apr -- Swallow-tailed Kite, Razorbills, Gannet movement
A few quick highlights from Cape May today --

Swallow-tailed Kite: one was reported from Cold Spring around 10:05am, with the same or another seen over Del Haven about 20 minutes later. Conditions were optimal for the arrival of Swallow-taileds today, with strong SW winds ahead of a cold front. Tomorrow's NW winds will also be favorable for kites to drift down to Cape Island.

Razorbill: another 90 flew east past Cape May Pt. during the late-AM/early-PM, with a brief period around 12:15-12:30 that featured several flocks of 10+ individuals.

Northern Gannet: after the relatively low numbers of recent weeks, there was an obvious surge today. We counted 13,000+ flying east past Cape May Pt. between 8am and 2pm. About 95% were adults.


best,
tr



Tom Reed
Reed’s Beach NJ


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