Saturday, May 30, 2009

White-faced Ibis in West Cape May; Beanery Notes

[White-faced Ibis (foreground) with Glossy Ibis (background), seen this afternoon near the pond at the intersection of Shunpike and Stimpson Roads, near West Cape May. Photo by Karl Lukens.]

This morning's Beanery/Rea Farm walk is summarized below, as well as details regarding a White-faced Ibis seen nearby after the walk:

"...Started out birdy at the parking lot where we had Indigo Bunting and Blue Grosbeak in the same scope field of view in a tree top. Also had the Yellow-breasted Chat in the scope from the parking lot. Nice looks at Great-crested Flycatcher, a distant E. Kingbird and numerous Red-tailed Hawks. As for migrants we heard a Parula, and Blackpoll, and saw fleeting glimpses of an uncooperative Magnolia Warbler. After the walk some of us had a White-faced Ibis at the pond at Shunpike and Stimpson Rd."

- Karl (Chuck, Kathy, Roger)

(Note: to view this pond, drive north from the Beanery for about 1/4 mile, making a right onto Stimpson Rd. After a short distance, make a left onto Shunpike Road. The pond will be immediately visible to the left. This pond is on private property, so do not trespass and be respectful of others' privacy if you stop there. -TR)

[Male Blue Grosbeak (bottom left) and male Indigo Bunting (top right),
seen this morning from the Beanery/Rea Farm parking area.
Photo by Karl Lukens; click to enlarge.

Location: The Beanery
Observation date: 5/30/09
Notes: CMBO Trip-K,C,K&RH,+8.Clr,70,W7.
Number of species: 51

Canada Goose 20
Mallard 6
Double-crested Cormorant 4
Great Egret 1
Snowy Egret 1
Green Heron 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1 /p
Glossy Ibis 2 /p After walk- shun pike/stimpson pond
White-faced Ibis 1 /p After walk- shunpike/stimpson pond
Black Vulture 2
Turkey Vulture 7
Osprey 5
Red-tailed Hawk 5
Laughing Gull 10
Herring Gull 2
Forster's Tern 1
Rock Pigeon 2
Mourning Dove 6
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 heard
Chimney Swift 1
Downy Woodpecker 4
Empidonax sp. 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 4
Eastern Kingbird 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 12
Purple Martin 4
Barn Swallow 8
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 1
Carolina Wren 5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
American Robin 8
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 15
Northern Parula 1 heard
Magnolia Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 1 heard
Common Yellowthroat 3
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Northern Cardinal 8
Blue Grosbeak 1 /p
Indigo Bunting 3 /p
Red-winged Blackbird 15
Common Grackle 15
Brown-headed Cowbird 10
Orchard Oriole 1
House Finch 3
American Goldfinch 2
House Sparrow 3

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