Recent sightings

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Jack Miller

CMPSP
Cape May County, NJ

Mid 40's; sun filtered through high cirrus. Lone bfly seen in 90 minutes and 3 locations.

  • Common Buckeye 1

Common Buckeye

Keara R. Giannotti

Pecks Beach, Ocean City
Cape May County, NJ

Fluttering along the sand

[Like red admiral, common buckeye is resilient to cold, a sometimes-underappreciated fall migrant, and found pretty regularly at coastal areas in late November/early December. We have had December reports of buckeyes in 11 of our 14 log seasons. jc]

  • Common Buckeye 1

Common Buckeye

Jack Miller

Cape May Point
Cape May County, NJ

Midday flyover.

[This is the 12th year in a row we have logged a monarch in December.]

  • Monarch 1

Kathy Horn

Cape May Point
Cape May County, NJ

This was a nice bright surprise on this 44° morning at the Point.

[Red admirals are showing their toughness once again – our log has recorded December reports of the species in 11 of our 14 seasons and have had at least one December report every year since 2017. jc]

  • Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Tom Baxter

Garrett Family Preserve
Cape May County, NJ

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Clear sky
Temperature: 45 - 47°F
Wind: Light breeze
Wind Direction: NE - N
Cloud Cover: 0
Humidity: 60 - 64
Sunrise: 6:57am
Sunset: 4:38pm
Weather generated by <a href="https://raincrow.netlify.app/" target="_blank">RainCrow</a>

A nice surprise. It had began warming up by the time of this sighting, but it was 33° when I first got out this morning.

  • American Lady 1

American Lady

Greg Prelich and Jeanine Apgar

Higbee Beach WMA
Cape May County, NJ

Both Red Admirals were very beat up. The Mourning Cloak was a fly-by surprise, never landed for a photo op.

  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral 2

Red Admiral

Karen & Brian Johnson

Brigantine NWR
Atlantic County, NJ

Both seen flying along the wildlife drive.

  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Monarch 1

Tom Bailey

Palmyra Cove Nature Park & adjoining private property
Burlington County, NJ

Incidental sightings while birding today. Sunny, breezy, with temps reaching the mid 50s.

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 1

Eastern Comma

Red Admiral

Harvey Tomlinson

My Garden
Cape May County, NJ

Happy Thanksgiving ! I guess the Swan has a few more bars left to sing. Sunny, Warm, Wonderful

  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2

American Lady

Painted Lady

Teresa Knipper

Cape May Meadows
Cape May County, NJ

Thanksgiving day walk

  • Common Buckeye 1

Jeanine Apgar

Home garden, Galloway Township
Atlantic County, NJ

56 degrees, sunny, the smaller (male I presume) American Lady is still with me! I watched as it flew from one very poor withered flower to another from about 12-2 pm. Next year I will plant more of these chrysanthemums, not native but the only flower to survive the frosts in my yard.

  • American Lady 1

American Lady

American Lady

Teresa Knipper

Knipper home garden
Cape May County, NJ

Thanksgiving visitor! On this late blooming chrysanthemum, along with numerous bees and flies

  • Red Admiral 1

Red Admiral

Scott McConnell

Old train tracks near Edgewood Ave., Middle Twp.
Cape May County, NJ

50-ish degrees, sunny, light wind

  • Red Admiral 1