From 3:45-5 pm while taking a casual walk on the beach and dunes.
We only saw about 15 until the last 35 minutes of this walk. During the last 35 minutes (in reality, until 5:05), we averaged 1.5/minute. Sometimes we saw 2 or 3 pass within seconds.
All were flying South/Southwest. Most at 10-20 ft above ground, some eye level.
Not one was feeding. Solidago sempervirens was plentiful in the dunes, though not massed. But I didn’t see one monarch on any of them. We looked at a few pine trees some monarchs seemed interested in for signs of roosting, but maybe it was still too warm. The temperature was holding steady around 65 F.
No photos -it’s a shame! We were there for birding and only started counting monarchs after we saw a few pass within a short time of one another.
Latitude: 40.6 Longitude: -73.3
Observed by: Teresa
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