It was hot and humid, but Cape May still produced! I had a nice morning walk with Chuck and Mary Jane (volunteers with CMBO). There was a great Purple Martin spectacle in the parking lot:
A Black Tern flew over and landed briefly in Bunker Pond. I managed to get one photo of the bird, although it is very cropped:
I went on a whale and dolphin watching trip, and had awesome looks at a pod of about 75 Atlantic Bottle-nosed Dolphins and also 1 Minke Whale:
I lifed Wilson’s Storm-Petrel – saw 6 individuals and got very distant shots of one of the cute, dainty birds:
I waited until the rain passed and went over to Higbees Beach for an hour, where I became breakfast for mosquitoes. But I managed to see a female (or young?) Blue Grosbeak, 3 or 4 Indigo Buntings, a Yellow-breasted Chat, a Black-and-White Warbler, a Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, 2 Great-crested Flycatchers, 2 RT Hummingbirds, and a very cooperative Yellow-billed Cuckoo – the bird was right over my head and very curious about the beeping sound my camera was making:
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