Morning Flight – 11 September 2014

The south wind halted much in the way of movement this morning. It was interesting to not detect Bobolink today since they can migrate on these type of conditions and it's still around peak time for them. There is a dredging operation in the Cape May Canal near the ferry terminal just to the north of Higbee Beach WMA and an outflow pipe was turned on into the dike impoundment. This has brought a fresh slurry of muddy water and has perhaps improved the habitat for shorebirds and ducks for the weeks to come!

Tonight into tomorrow morning looks good for migration. I hope to see you out there tomorrow!

Weather and time: sun and clouds; 70–74 ºF; winds S at 5-8 mph; 60% cloud cover H1; 30% cc H2; good visibility; 0637 sunrise; 2.25 hours.
       Morning Flight Count totals
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)  1
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)  1
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  2
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  2
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  2
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  4
Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis)  8
Tennessee Warbler (Oreothlypis peregrina)  1
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)  4
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana)  2
Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia)  1
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  5
Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum)  1
warbler sp. (Parulinae sp.)  1
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)  1
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)  2
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  7
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  1

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