We are down in Cape May, NJ, one of the country's premier birding hotspots. The lighthouse is at Cape May Point State Park where the hawkwatch takes place. At sunset we went to Cape May Meadows, a Nature Conservancy refuge where there is a platform overlooking a pond and lots of paths through the habitat. Thousands of landbirds pass through here each season on their migration. Raptors like this Merlin frequent the area, looking for a songbird meal. We just got here, and will do more birding tomorrow. More photos and information to come.