Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Baby Beach Birds At The State Park

[Juvenile Least Tern on the beach at Cape May Point State Park this morning.
Two Piping Plover chicks were also seen. Hopefully there's more to come!
Photo by Karl Lukens, click to enlarge

Here's the word from this morning's walk at the State Park:

"...A mix of the usual breeding birds which are getting quieter, and some new shorebirds. About 10 Least Sandpipers, a Spotted and a Solitary Sandpiper were presumed newly arrived. Purple Martins seemed to be on every dead snag, with youngsters begging for food. One juvenile Least Tern was found on the beach. Also met some friendly deer on the trail."

- Karl, (Warren, Patty, Tom)

[White-tailed Deer crossing a State Park trail this morning.
Photo by Karl Lukens, click to enlarge.]

Location: Cape May Point SP
Observation date: 7/22/09
Notes: CMBO Trip-K,WC,T,PR,+3.PtlyCldy,72,SW5.
Number of species: 57

Canada Goose 25
Mute Swan 10
Mallard 20
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 4
Snowy Egret 1
Green Heron 1
Glossy Ibis 12
Turkey Vulture 5
Osprey 2
Piping Plover 6 two chicks
Killdeer 10
American Oystercatcher 2
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Least Sandpiper 10
Short-billed Dowitcher 7
Laughing Gull 30
Ring-billed Gull 1
Herring Gull 5
Great Black-backed Gull 10
Least Tern 50
Common Tern 5
Forster's Tern 5
Rock Pigeon 2
Mourning Dove 6
Chimney Swift 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Eastern Kingbird 2
American Crow 1
Fish Crow 8
Purple Martin 75 lots on dead snags
Tree Swallow 2
Bank Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 5
Carolina Chickadee 2
Carolina Wren 5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
American Robin 10
Gray Catbird 2
Northern Mockingbird 3
European Starling 12
Cedar Waxwing 5
Yellow Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 5 heard
Yellow-breasted Chat 1 heard
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 5
Indigo Bunting 1
Red-winged Blackbird 15
Common Grackle 10
Brown-headed Cowbird 10
Orchard Oriole 4 ad male 2, femal 2
House Finch 5
American Goldfinch 2
House Sparrow 10

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(

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