Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Weather poor, Birding good at Two Mile Beach

It's a little wet, a little windy, and just a tad chilly here on the Cape today, but that didn't stop Chuck & Mary Jane Slugg and company from enjoying a fine morning of birding at Two Mile Beach. The Sluggs report that they also saw the Marbled Godwit near Two Mile Landing (across the street from Two Mile Beach), off to the right of the restaurant. Godwits typically appear in this area along Ocean Drive every spring, but have developed quite a reputation of being extremely hard to see. Perhaps that trend will change this year... wishful thinking? Probably.

Location: Two Mile Beach
Observation date: 4/29/08
Notes: The Marbled Godwit was on the Two Mile Landing side of Ocean Dr. along water's edge to the right of the restaurant buildings.
Number of species: 53
Brant 15
Canada Goose 20
Gadwall 2
American Black Duck 4
Mallard 10
Red-throated Loon 8
Common Loon 3
Northern Gannet 50
Double-crested Cormorant 150
Snowy Egret 2
Turkey Vulture 4
Osprey 12
Northern Harrier 1
American Kestrel 1
Merlin 2
Semipalmated Plover 6
Piping Plover 3
Killdeer 1
American Oystercatcher 4
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Willet 1
Marbled Godwit 1
Ruddy Turnstone 5
Sanderling 75
Dunlin 5
Laughing Gull 200
Ring-billed Gull 1
Herring Gull 35
Great Black-backed Gull 25
Forster's Tern 30
Rock Pigeon 2
Mourning Dove 5
American Crow 2
Fish Crow 15
Barn Swallow 6
Carolina Wren 1
American Robin 40
Gray Catbird 4
Brown Thrasher 2
European Starling 20
Common Yellowthroat 15
Eastern Towhee 8
Field Sparrow 3
Savannah Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 3
White-throated Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 12
Red-winged Blackbird 30
Common Grackle 6
Boat-tailed Grackle 12
Brown-headed Cowbird 25
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 12

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(http://ebird.org/)

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