Monday, May 12, 2008

A Meadows walk for only the bravest (or is that craziest?) of birders

A soggy and wind-bitten Lukens duo sent along the following summary of this morning's shortened walk at the South Cape May Meadows, which ended up being coupled with some seawatching from the Sunset Grill at Sunset Beach:

"The CMBO Pete Dunne Meadow Walk and a few brave folks, lasted about 1 hour before we retired to the Concrete Ship and the Sunset Grill Porch to do some sea watching in the "Nor'easter" with stinging rain and 30-40 mph winds. Actually not bad at either location with a White-rumped Sandpiper and Lesser Black-backed Gull at the Meadow and lots of terns and shorebirds at the concrete ship including 4 fly-by Red Knots."

Location: South Cape May Meadows
Observation date: 5/12/08
Number of species: 47
Snow Goose 1

Canada Goose 5
Mallard 5
Blue-winged Teal 1
Northern Gannet 10
Double-crested Cormorant 5
Cattle Egret 1
Glossy Ibis 15
Black-bellied Plover 2
Semipalmated Plover 10
Piping Plover 3
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 3
Willet (Eastern) 2
Lesser Yellowlegs 2
Ruddy Turnstone 3
Red Knot 4
Sanderling 10
Semipalmated Sandpiper 5
Least Sandpiper 5
White-rumped Sandpiper 1
Dunlin 5
Short-billed Dowitcher 6
Laughing Gull X
Bonaparte's Gull 1
Ring-billed Gull X
Herring Gull X
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
Great Black-backed Gull X
Least Tern 30
Common Tern 30
Forster's Tern 30
Rock Pigeon 2
Mourning Dove 2
White-eyed Vireo 1
American Crow 5
Fish Crow 2
Purple Martin 1
Tree Swallow 1
Barn Swallow 10
American Robin 1
European Starling 10
Common Yellowthroat 1
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 5
Common Grackle 10
House Finch 1
House Sparrow 1

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