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Last night just after the sun had set, 2 nighthawks popped up near the Cape May Point State Park hawkwatch.  They were foraging, but I suspect they moved toward Delaware shortly thereafter.  Also taking off were 4 Black-crowned Night-herons and, at least, 2 Green Herons.  The latter were calling and circling upward - one of which was with the Black-crowns.  There may have been 3 or more of the Green Herons, as I could hear them in different places, but couldn't always see them.

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Snowy Egrets seemed to have decent nesting success in the New York harbor this year, so the seeming decline in Cape May County may be local.  Even more interesting that other herons and egrets were successful, but Snowys...  Did the state do a nesting survey this year - anyone know???