Photo Walks with Mike Hannisian - Saturday, August 17th, 2013

It's mid-August and the fall migration is all but two months old. The first month can be easily overlooked if one is not paying attention, and the second month typically sees but a gradual increase in bird numbers. However, by mid-August, especially if there has been a front such as we had during the middle of last week, migration is much more noticeable. This is not to say that many of our Cape May regulars have abandoned us as seen by the Song Sparrows and Great Black-backed Gulls that are obvious in the State Park, but we now have Black Skimmers in increasing numbers as well as Caspian Terns. With any luck at all, next weekend will be even better.

Black Skimmer [Photo by Mike Hannisian]

Caspian Tern [Photo by Mike Hannisian]

Wild Carrot [Photo by Mike Hannisian]

Wild Carrot [Photo by Mike Hannisian]

Song Sparrow [Photo by Mike Hannisian]