Wednesday, August 29, 2012

One Number Says It All

[Red-breasted Nuthatch over the Higbee Beach, WMA dike this morning. One of. . . .]

374. Red-breasted Nuthatches, that is, this morning from the Higbee Beach WMA, NJ, dike, counted by Cameron Rutt this (Wednesday, August 29) morning. This was a record for the count by about 100 birds, and since it's only August, one wonders how many more nuthatches are in the pipline.

We were totally stoked by the nuthatch flight - and the redstarts, and others. . . Cameron, the official counter, wrote a nice summation of the morning.

 [Olive-sided Flycatcher, a rarity but late August is a good time to catch up with them.]

 [Cape May Warbler on its way to the Antilles this morning.]

 [A member of a flock of 76 (!!!) Baltimore Orioles at Morning Flight.]

 [Northern Waterthrush.]

[100's of Cedar Waxwings joined the season's first Purple Finches, the RBNU's. . . shaping up to be an interesting fall!]

1 comment:

  1. Guess it was the wrong day to go to the Point instead of Higbee ...