Thursday, April 3, 2008

CMBO's 1st Thursday Morning BELLEPLAIN Walk

Indeed, it is that time of year again. Karl & Judy Lukens checked in with the following report from the first Belleplain walk of the season. There are two such walks a week, on Thursday and Saturday mornings. Both meet at 7:30am at the forest Field Office located off of Route 550, near Woodbine in northern Cape May County.

The Lukens' summary and walk list:
"The first CMBO Belleplain Walk of the spring kicked off this morning and it was a cold start - 29 to 43 degrees - as usual for early April. We got the early target birds; 6 Yellow-throated Warblers and seen, 1 singing Louisiana Waterthrush heard, 2 Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers 1 seen 1 heard, and a number of Pine Warblers seen and heard. Also 3 Hermit Thrushes cavorting together, 4 Turkeys seen by a few, E. Phoebes on a nest site, 1 Wood Duck, and a calling Red-shouldered hawk."

Location: Belleplain State Forest
Observation date: 4/3/08
Number of species: 38
Canada Goose 1
Wood Duck 1
Mallard 2
Wild Turkey 4
Black Vulture 4
Turkey Vulture 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Herring Gull X
Mourning Dove 5
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Eastern Phoebe 3
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 5
Fish Crow 1
Carolina Chickadee 8
Tufted Titmouse 3
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Hermit Thrush 3
American Robin 5
European Starling 5
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 10
Yellow-throated Warbler 6
Pine Warbler 10
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Chipping Sparrow 5
White-throated Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 3
Northern Cardinal 6
Red-winged Blackbird 5
Common Grackle 10
Brown-headed Cowbird 15

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(

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