Sunrise at Higbee DikeMy Cape May experience started at daybreak standing on The Ridge at Higbee Dike to witness the Morning Flight Songbird Flight.
The seaview from Higbee DikeWithin seconds we had streams of passerines battling against the wind with some swarming past close to our heads. Masses of Yellow-rumped Warblers were joined by Cedar Waxwings, multiple sparrow species including Lark Sparrow, bucketloads of icterids including Red-winged Blackbirds, Northern Flickers and Pine Siskins.
The migrant watching crowdStuff was moving on the sea with Arctic Skuas, Bonaparte's Gulls, Royal Terns and Gannets all making appearances. I decided not to attempt to recognise any of the birds, unless I got a good look at them. Rather, I wanted to just enjoy the spectacle of so many migrating birds.
Carolina ChickadeeAfter the early morning had died down, I took a stroll around some of Cape May's environs to see what I could find.
American Herring Gull
I forgot the name of this butterfly. Any ideas?
A fleeting Palm Warbler