Cape May migration goes from slowdown to standstill
Today is the quietest day so far of the trip. The weather is humid and overcast with brief spells of sunshine. The temperature is 28 degrees and the mosquitos are biting. We found one pocket of birds feeding at the Higbee Dike watchtower including several Red-eyed Vireos, two Black and White Warblers and an Alder/Willow Flycatcher. Yellow-rumped Warblers seem to be increasing slightly as well. This species is a later migrant and locals inform us that numbers will increase this week. The big shout of the day though was a very confiding adult Lark Sparrow found by the first metal footbridge in the State Park (on the blue and yellow trail). The species is a scarce migrant with one or two annual records in Cape May. Nonetheless, with precious few other birds to see, this was a welcome sight.