Saturday, February 16, 2008

CMBO Cape May Point Walk- 2/16/08

This just in from Karl Lukens on the CMBO Cape May Point walk held this morning.

"A beautiful morning for our group of 8 on the CMBO Cape May Point Walk .
Usual suspects, as is the case with most winter birding, but always
something new or unusual. The 100 plus Wigeon and Gadwall seen Wednesday
on Lily Lake dwindled to 2 Am. Wigeon, but the Coots and Ruddy Ducks
remain reliable. As we viewed the lake the Geese (100+) came in from the fields
(~9:30 am) and with them the white headed Canada and the Barnacle Goose,
new for a couple of folk in the group. As for land birds we had Red-bellied and
Downy Woodpeckers, several Fox Sparrows, Red-breasted Nuthatch, and a
nice perched immature Sharp-shinned Hawk."

Location: Cape May Point
Observation date: 2/16/08
Number of species: 47

Barnacle Goose 1
Canada Goose 100
Mute Swan 3
American Wigeon 2
Mallard 15
Surf Scoter 2
Black Scoter 10
Long-tailed Duck 5
Red-breasted Merganser 1
Ruddy Duck 15
Red-throated Loon 5
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Black Vulture 3
Turkey Vulture 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Coot 20
Ruddy Turnstone 1
Ring-billed Gull X
Herring Gull X
Great Black-backed Gull X
Rock Pigeon 5
Mourning Dove 20
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 10
Carolina Chickadee 5
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 3
American Robin 75
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 25
Cedar Waxwing 15
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 25
Fox Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 10
Dark-eyed Junco 2
Northern Cardinal 3
Red-winged Blackbird 10
Common Grackle 30
Brown-headed Cowbird 10
Purple Finch 3
House Finch 25
American Goldfinch 5
House Sparrow 15

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