Monday, June 16, 2008

A mid-June morning in The Meadows; Storm-Petrels continue

The following just in from Karl & Judy Lukens:
"Results of this morning's CMBO Walk at the Meadows with Pete Dunne follow. A late breeding plumage Common Loon was sitting in the calm water just off the meadows beach. Piping Plover are still fairly easy to find, some still on nest. Several Great-crested Flycatchers patrolled the bayberrys and 1 maybe 2 Willow Flycatchers were seen and heard."

I made a brief stop at Sunset Beach this morning. It was fairly quiet with the exception of two close Wilson's Storm-Petrels feeding less than 100 feet from the end of the jetty at Alexander Avenue. The bay side of Cape May Point seems to be the place to find these critters at the current moment.

Location: South Cape May Meadows
Observation date: 6/16/08
Number of species: 54
Canada Goose 1
Mute Swan 13
Mallard 5
Common Loon 1
Double-crested Cormorant 3
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 3
Snowy Egret 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
Black Vulture 1
Osprey 3
Black-bellied Plover 1
Piping Plover 4
Killdeer 3
American Oystercatcher 2
Sanderling 1
Laughing Gull 15
Ring-billed Gull 3
Herring Gull 10
Great Black-backed Gull 15
Least Tern 20
Common Tern 15
Forster's Tern 15
Royal Tern 3
Black Skimmer 4
Rock Pigeon 2
Mourning Dove 5
Downy Woodpecker 1
Willow Flycatcher 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 3
Eastern Kingbird 3
American Crow X
Fish Crow X
Purple Martin 5
Tree Swallow 1
Bank Swallow 1
Barn Swallow 5
Carolina Wren 5
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 10
Cedar Waxwing 3
Common Yellowthroat 5
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 5
Indigo Bunting 1
Red-winged Blackbird 10
Common Grackle 10
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Orchard Oriole 1
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 3
House Sparrow 5

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(

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