Red admirals nectaring on black cherry, part of the ginormous flight today, 5-4-12, photo by Pat Sutton in Goshen (Cape May County).
This is just a rushed note, hoping to solicit responses from anyone who observed today’s huge flight of red admirals, American ladies, and question marks.
If you can log your reports on our log, that would be great. As usual with the biggest flights, numbers can only be guessed at, but please take your best guess. If possible, please include in the comments column the number of minutes you observed and also the apparent direction of the flight.
Or, if adding numbers to our log is not your thing, you can click on the Comments below and just say something here about your impressions.
And a third option — just send me an email: nacotejackATgmailDOTcom. I am trying to gather the impressions/comments from as many observers as possible.
Where did you see the flight? Which direction were they flying? Can you say something about wind direction perhaps? How about proportions of American ladies and question marks in the mix? How did you try to count? Have you ever seen anything like today’s flight?
Let’s try to document this amazing phenomenon as best we can.
More details later and some photos, if folks can pass them along.
Keep those reports coming! jc