Saturday, May 23, 2009

Saturday Notes: Grasshopper Sparrow, Sandwich Tern, etc.

The following in from the Rea Farm/Beanery this morning-

"Rather slow birding but we did manage to get good looks at several Indigo Buntings and a Blue Grosbeak and heard 1-2 Chats. A Grasshopper Sparrow sang 4-5 times at the back of the grape field before becoming quiet."

- Karl, (Chuck, Warren)

In other news, the female Curlew Sandpiper was seen again at Heislerville WMA during this morning's high tide. A Sandwich Tern was noted at the South Cape May Meadows at 2:30pm, along with a single Gull-billed Tern. Both of these birds were seen on the "gull island," visible from the back end of the east path.

In extralimital news, a Swainson's Warbler was heard at Sandy Hook this morning.

Beanery list included below-

Location: The Beanery
Observation date: 5/23/09
Notes: CMBO Trip-K,C,W,+12.Clr,65,W5.
/h=heard only

Number of species: 44

Canada Goose 18
Mallard 4
Great Egret 5
Green Heron 5
Glossy Ibis 6
Turkey Vulture 2
Osprey 1
Killdeer 2
Laughing Gull 5
Herring Gull 1
Forster's Tern 1
Rock Pigeon 3
Mourning Dove 6
Chimney Swift 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Downy Woodpecker 1 /h
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2 /h
Great Crested Flycatcher 1 /h
Eastern Kingbird 2
White-eyed Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 3
Barn Swallow 5
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 2
Carolina Wren 6
American Robin 5
Gray Catbird 2
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 10
Blackpoll Warbler 2 /h
Prothonotary Warbler 1 /h
Common Yellowthroat 1
Eastern Towhee 1 /h
Grasshopper Sparrow 1 /h
Northern Cardinal 8
Blue Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 4
Red-winged Blackbird 10
Common Grackle 15
Brown-headed Cowbird 6
American Goldfinch 4
House Sparrow 2

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(

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