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DVOC Field Trip Report
by Frank Windfelder

Palmyra Cove Nature Park, New Jersey
September 2, 2012 (Sunday)


We are prisoners of the weather, and several days of stagnant weather followed by east winds overnight were not exactly a good harbinger of things to come.

We did luck into 2 flyover Caspian Terns while we were assembling in the parking lot, and we ran into a substantial flock of Wild Turkeys on our walk. Truth be told, there were few warblers, the best being a lone Tennessee. We did have 2 Red-breasted Nuthatches.

A couple of us had good looks at a Least Flycatcher, and Marty Dellwo and Ken Tischner had a possible Yellow-bellied Flycatcher. Ward Dasey, off on his own, found a perched Broad-winged Hawk in the woods.

We did do well on butterflies. There were numbers of Painted Ladies, and a Common Sootywing was the first I have ever seen at Palmyra. A dragonfly called a Russet-tipped Clubtail was seen by everyone.

Other participants included Rachel Mausner, Ken Mitchell, Jon Levin, Linda Rowan, Mick Jeitner, Cliff and Nancy Hence, Don Webb and David Burns.

Frank Windfelder
Philadelphia, PA