I scouted my way south today. My first stop was at Riverwinds near Philadelphia and my last stop was at Hidden Valley in Cape May. The wind picked up as the day went on and by mid afternoon it was gusting to 40 mph.
I found spots for Cattle Egret, shorebirds, Harrier, southern breeding warblers, etc. I was able to locate the much reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher at Hidden Valley at the end of the day.
Mike Fritz and I met for dinner, beers, and strategy. We realized members of the Cornell team and the CMBO team were eating at the same restaurant so we all got together for a friendly chat.
I will be staying in Cape May for the next week as we get ready for the big event.