Recent sightings

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  • Location Clear

  • Other Clear

Karen Thompson

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

[This report gives us two reports in the month for both mourning cloak and snout – nice! jc]

  • American Snout 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

American Snout

Pat Sutton

Delaware Bayshore just south of High's Beach Road
Cape May County, NJ

Mourning Cloak flew by us.

[Nice. This is our first report of mourning cloak in the New Year and gives us four species for 2020. It also makes 2020 only the third year when we have seen them in flight in January (previously only January 2012 and January 2013. jc]

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Jack Miller

Cape May Point SP
Cape May County, NJ

The butterflies did not get much of a chance to land as their were many people walking. Ran into Harvey T. and we saw painted turtles, a spotted turtle, a northern water snake, and his wooly bear from 1/1/20 (Harvey has photos; I and my camera phone failed miserably once again). In other locations I had bull frogs, spring peeper, more spotted turtles, and a bat.

[Sounds like a spring day down there. Question mark is our third species of 2020. jc]

  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Tom Reed

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

1 Red Admiral along red trail boardwalk (12:00pm).

  • Red Admiral 1

Red Admiral

Vince Elia

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

Well, I know I've never seen Red Admiral in January before… these are two different individuals… hard to tell how many are involved in the spate of sightings over the last few days… the one you can see the topside clearly is a bit beat up, the one peeking over the boardwalk was pretty fresh looking…

  • Red Admiral 2

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Harvey Tomlinson

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

While birding we found 4 Red Admirals and a Anglewing…or 2.

[Very cool! Or maybe pleasantly warm? ;-) We also had four red admirals from CMPt State Park last year at this time: Jan 8, 2019. And our record high count for red admirals in one spot in January also comes from that park: five individuals found by Sam Galick and Will Kerling on Jan 20, 2015. jc]

  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Red Admiral 4

Red Admiral

Red Admiral