Friday, July 18, 2008

Yet more birds from the Meadows- CMBO walk summary

The following just in from Karl & Judy Lukens, along with Chuck & Mary Jane Slugg:

"Nice evening at the CMBO Walk at the "Meadows". Not many, but good shorebirds, with 2 groups of 10 and 7 Whimbrels flying over. Still fairly easy to find a few of the Lesser Black-backed Gulls on the Beach and also found 7 Oystercatchers there."

Additionally, shorebirds have started arriving in more noticeable numbers here along the bayshore, with both yellowlegs, Short-billed Dowitchers and Least Sandpipers increasing daily in the Reed's Beach area. I also came across my first passerine migrant of the "fall", a single Blue-gray Gnatcatcher feeding along the marsh edge this evening.

Location: South Cape May Meadows
Observation date: 7/18/08
Number of species: 46
Canada Goose 50

Mute Swan 20
Mallard 25
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 6
Green Heron 2
Black-crowned Night-Heron 2
Glossy Ibis 10
Osprey 1
Piping Plover 2
Killdeer 2
American Oystercatcher 7
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 2
Whimbrel 17
Sanderling 30
Semipalmated Sandpiper 1
Least Sandpiper 10
Short-billed Dowitcher 7
Laughing Gull X
Ring-billed Gull 4
Herring Gull X
Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
Great Black-backed Gull X
Least Tern 20
Common Tern 4
Forster's Tern 10
Black Skimmer 2
Rock Pigeon 2
Mourning Dove 5
Chimney Swift 2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Fish Crow 1
Purple Martin 3
Barn Swallow 3
Carolina Wren 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 25
Common Yellowthroat 5
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 10
Common Grackle 5
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 1
House Sparrow 1

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(

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