Migrating Birds in Cape May NJ

Visiting Cape May is always fun.  In the Fall the birds migrate through by the thousands.
The flock of Black Skimmers are along the beach near the Arcade or west of there often.

Black Skimmers

A storm passing at sunset made for a dramatic image.

Stormy Sunset

This tiny little turtle was crossing the path at The Nature Conservancy’s Meadows – I was struck buy his tiny form, and potential big future ahead – if he could survive the challenges and overcome all the obstacles.

tell me about Your struggle

Another creature with challenges ahead was this young Osprey.  It was hunting for and catching small fish in the patch of ocean behind the meadows / east of the State Park.

Juv. Osprey @ Cape May NJ

This image was pleasing to me – it shows the power of the ocean, the unity of the skimmer flock, their joint fate.

Black Skimmers and Surf

The hawk banding demos are good times to see the birds up close and some times get a good image.  This was taken on a Saturday at 11:30am at The Meadows where they do a demo / talk.  There are also demos at the State Park next to the hawk watch platform, on  Saturday and Sunday at 10am (roughly September and October).

Cooper's Hawk

See more image in my Flickr set – Cape May NJ.

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