Photo Walks with Mike Hannisian - Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Late September in Cape May. A cold front is all that is needed for a great nature experience. However, today was the day before a front, so you might think that there would be nothing of interest to photograph. WRONG! After all, this is Cape May and a nice variety of subjects presented themselves. Given that it was two days after the full moon, that was our first subject. As has been the case in recent weeks, we also had dragonflies, such as Blue Dasher; damselflies, such as Rambur's Forktail; and butterflies, such as Common Buckeye. But it was the waders that stole the day this week. The Plover Ponds had multiple Great Egrets and the Yellow Trail produced a group of 25 Snowy Egrets and three hatching year Glossy Ibis. With at least one front likely before next Saturday, our next photo walk will almost certainly be very interesting.

Blue Dasher [Photo by Mike Hannisian]

Common Buckeye [Photo by Mike Hannisian]

Full Moon [Photo by Mike Hannisian]

Juvenile Glossy Ibis [Photo by Mike Hannisian]

Great Egret [Photo by Mike Hannisian]

Rambur's Forktail [Photo by Mike Hannisian]

Snowy Egret [Photo by Mike Hannisian]