Went out this morning for a CMBO-sponsored photowalk at Cape May Point State Park. It was another beautiful, clear morning without a cloud in the sky.
The park continues to be overrun by Monarch butterflies on every flower:
We spend a while at a brush pile along the dunes, working on some Palm Warblers:
Not much else to note from the walk. The Black-bellied Whistling Ducks were not present at the state park while we were out. They may have moved to the Meadows.
I heard back from Louise Zemaitis regarding the tagged Monarch we reported on Sunday. It was a local tag, from Cape May Point on September 7. Based on the date, she said that there’s a possibility that it was a breeding Monarch, rather than one that will migrate to Mexico. But who knows—maybe it will be recovered down there this winter.