…Note basically birdless skies, waters and sands, yet fellowship rendered it all sublime!
NJWILDBEAUTY readers know that the Intrepids spent a week in Cape May, in quest of their avian counterparts. However, for birds especially (and, therefore, for us) the wind was the ‘wrongest’ it could possibly be. Surging UP from the SOUTHEAST, it stalled most winged creatures wherever they were, unable to proceed on their critical autumnal southeast migration in the face of fierce headwinds. At one point, the flags were flying UP!
Now, reading birding hotlines from Sandy Hook, Cape May and Hawk Mountain, it’s clear that the wind is in the right quarter, and raptors are surging south as they’re supposed to. However, the two-legged Intrepids are back at their desks.
This is a kaleidoscope of Cape May images from our “wind-grieved” sojourn, so that others may proceed on migrations, in following winds, to experience nature’s miracles.
Realize that neither the Intrepids NOR the birds would frequent these (here empty) sites, had they not been preserved by far-sighted, persistent, even heroic people. Be among that fellowship, EVERYONE! Support your favorite land trusts, –locally and nationally–, so that wild lands may increasingly attract wild creatures. Vote accordingly.
“Day is done… Gone the sun… From the lakes… From the hills… From the sky…