Friday, November 7, 2008
THICK-BILLED MURRE off St. Mary's Jetty
A call came in to CMBO about a possible Dovekie off Cape May Point around 1:30 pm. Low and behold the bird was actually a Thick-billed Murre! First seen from St. Mary's Jetty the bird was paddling towards the Delaware Bay and at around 3:00 pm was probably best seen from St. Pete's Jetty. The bird appears to have one injured leg and was circled by Herring Gulls at one point.
A few Royal Terns and a Parasitic Jaeger are also of note along with a solitary Surf Scoter - all seen from the beach at St. Mary's.