Yes, we arrived a day late for the whiskered tern and we left a day early for the zone-tailed hawk: but my latest tour had a great time at Cape May last week all the same. A few photos:
The view from the hotel balcony at dawn.
Sunrise over the beach.
Some autumn color in Atlantic County.
An eastern ribbon snake in the Meadows (or some Thamnophis or another).
One of many, many, many brown thrashers at Higbee Beach.
If you get a chance to bird with this genial gang, do it!
The beach scene across from our hotel.
Black skimmers and a nice variety of gulls and terns, there for the picking just steps from our door.
A great cormorant joins its smaller cousins on the concrete ship.
We’ll be back.