Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Cape May Point, Late Belleplain Notes

[Juvenile Tree Swallow, Cape May Point State Park. Photo by Karl Lukens.]

"CMBO Cape May Point Walk at the State Park. Again the usual suspects were present. Good looks at 2 Blue Grosbeaks, several Indigo Buntings, a couple of singing Chats which we never saw, Yellow Warblers, and Common Yellow-throats. The plover ponds produced 3 White-rumped Sandpipers, 3 Piping Plovers with 4 chicks, a Semi-palmated Plover, and a couple of Semi-palmated Sandpipers. A young Tree Swallow sat on a post looking for someone to feed it

- Karl (Chuck, Warren, Tom)

Dave Lord sent this summary of the final Belleplain "3 B's" walk for the season:
"Sunday's final 'Birds, Butterflies and Botany of Belleplain' was an enjoyable time, highlighted by Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Fowler's Toad, visible Blue-winged Warbler, a female Five-lined Skink in the family way, and an Emerald Jewelwing Damselfly. These walks, highlighting the diversity of Belleplain's wildlife were a true crowd pleaser, and a wonderful educational moment. Only ten more months until the next one!"

This morning's list from the State Park below-

Location: Cape May Point SP
Observation date: 6/3/09
Notes: CMBO Trip-K,WC,CS,T,+3.Cldy,70,E6.
Number of species: 51

Canada Goose 20
Mute Swan 6
Mallard 25
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Egret 2
Glossy Ibis 2
Black Vulture 2
Turkey Vulture 8
Osprey 3
Semipalmated Plover 1
Piping Plover 9
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Semipalmated Sandpiper 2
White-rumped Sandpiper 3
Short-billed Dowitcher 2 fly-over
Laughing Gull 15
Herring Gull 5
Great Black-backed Gull 10
Least Tern 40
Common Tern 1
Forster's Tern 12
Black Skimmer 2
Rock Pigeon 3
Mourning Dove 8
Chimney Swift 6
Eastern Kingbird 5
American Crow 5
Fish Crow 5
Purple Martin 50
Tree Swallow 6 /p
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 3
Barn Swallow 8
Carolina Chickadee 1
Carolina Wren 5
American Robin 25
Gray Catbird 3
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 10
Cedar Waxwing 10
Yellow Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 8
Yellow-breasted Chat 2 heard
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 6
Blue Grosbeak 2
Indigo Bunting 5
Red-winged Blackbird 12
Common Grackle 20
Brown-headed Cowbird 5
American Goldfinch 1
House Sparrow 3

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(

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