This is a looking S-SSE from the east trail up near the bend in the trail turning away from Sunset Blvd. In other words I am walking toward the beach at this point. Still needs some water.
You have to get a shot of the Cape May Lighthouse.
Here's a view from atop the new raised platform which is nice and high, gives a great 360 view of the property. This is looking in the same direction as two pictures back- SSE.
Here's a group of those snowys with a Glossy ibis mixed in for good measure.
A couple of Black-crowned night-herons joined the group looking for a few morsels.This is by far one of my worst digiscoping attempts. But see if you can find the Short-billed dowicthers in the photo. They are not evident here but Least sandpiper, Great and Lesser yellowlegs, Killdeer and Solitary sandpiper were also near by.
Headed out to the beach to see what was out on the sand. Another view of the lighthouse.
Pretty much all of the Piping plover nests that will hatch, have. While I didn't spy any little fluff balls running around I did happen to find this bird relaxing in the sun.That doesn't mean that the beach was devoid of chicks. While I didn't see any piping plover chicks I did find these. Can you guess what species these are?
Give up? Ok, I'll take it easy on you. After all this isn't the photo quiz section but you should still check that part of the site out as well.
Ok, here's the adult but I'm still going to make you identify the bird on your own.
Heading back up toward Sunset Blvd. on the west trail side, view looking north-westish.
There were a couple of passerine migrants in evidence, a couple of Yellow warblers flew over at about 8:45 along the dunes. I also have it on good authority that there was an adult and imm. Redheaded woodpecker at the Cape May Point State Park this morning.
Some of the last birds I found were a Green heron and another snowy on the west trail.
Birds observed at the CMMBR this morning in no particular order;
Snowy egret- approx. 90
Great egret- approx 10
Great blue heron- approx. 4-5
Glossy ibis- 2
Black-crowned night-heron -2
Least Sandpiper- a few
Short-billed dowitcher- approx. 10
Solitary sandpiper- at least one
Great black-backed gull