Date: Mon, 08 May 2000
From: Shawneen Finnegan/Paul Lehman
To: NJ Birds Mailing list
Subject: disappearing Cape May birds
There have been some very good rarities in the Cape May region the past two days. Too bad they haven't stuck around or news wasn't spread in a timely manner.
Following the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher which flew by our house on Saturday morning, what is assumed to be a different bird was found either Saturday or early Sunday at Stone Harbor Point, and was photographed late on Sunday. Seen by just two people. Unfortunately no news was spread until this morning (Monday), and several of us looked for the bird with no luck. So it was there at least all of Sunday, and possibly as early as Saturday. The photos sure are nice...
And today, Monday, two observers reported a Swallow-tailed Kite over the Beanery at mid-day, but several hours of searching since then have failed to refind it.
The Ruff here in Cape May stayed two days, but is now gone.
And, finally, a Black-necked Stilt was seen today in one of the marsh pools at Turkey Point, Cumberland County.--Paul Lehman