Saturday, July 4, 2009

Reports From The Meadows, State Park

[Male Orchard Oriole in the State Park this morning. Photo by Karl Lukens.]

Below are two reports from weekly CMBO walks at the Meadows and the State Park. I spent a bit of time at both locations last night, with highlights including approximately 200 Willets migrating south out of Delaware Bay in a 20-minute period around 6:30pm, a brief look at the previously-seen dark Common Tern over the Plover Ponds, and a Northern Gannet offshore of the Meadows at dusk.

The following courtesy of Karl Lukens:

"CMBO Evening walk At the "Meadows", TNC. Usual suspects plus a Black-billed Cuckoo, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Least Bittern seen by a few, and fledgling Piping Plover and Oystercatcher."

- Karl, (Judy,Chuck, Mary Jane, Kathy, Roger, Lynne, Shaun)

Location: South Cape May Meadows
Observation date: 7/3/09
Notes: CMBO Trip-K,J,C&MJ,K&RH,LB,SB+14.
Clr,75,W8. Least Bittern seen by a few.

Number of species: 39

Canada Goose 15
Mute Swan 10
Gadwall 1
Mallard 20
Least Bittern 1 seen by a few.
Great Egret 4
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Piping Plover 5
Killdeer 4
American Oystercatcher 6 +fledgling
Greater Yellowlegs 1 heard
Least Sandpiper 1
Laughing Gull 30
Herring Gull 15
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
Great Black-backed Gull 25
Least Tern 50
Common Tern 5
Forster's Tern 15
Rock Pigeon 1
Mourning Dove 2
Black-billed Cuckoo 1
Chimney Swift 8
Fish Crow 5
Purple Martin 12
Tree Swallow 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Barn Swallow 1
Carolina Wren 1
Marsh Wren 4
American Robin 10
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 25
Common Yellowthroat 6
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 10
Common Grackle 10
House Sparrow 5

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"CMBO Cape May Point Walk. Good birding at the State Park continues. Nice looks at the Chat, Orchard Oriole, and Indigo Buntings. Also an Oystercatcher with a very young chick, as well as several Piping Plovers."

- Karl, (Kathy, Roger, Tom)

Location: Cape May Point SP
Observation date: 7/4/09
Notes: CMBO Trip-K,K&RH,T,+8.Clr,70,W12.
Number of species: 52

Canada Goose 20
Mute Swan 10
Great Blue Heron 6
Great Egret 1
Glossy Ibis 10
Turkey Vulture 2
Osprey 3
Piping Plover 4
Killdeer 4
American Oystercatcher 4 w/chick
Lesser Yellowlegs 2
Laughing Gull 30
Herring Gull 5
Great Black-backed Gull 2
Least Tern 25
Common Tern 10
Forster's Tern 20
Rock Pigeon 3
Mourning Dove 8
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 heard
Chimney Swift 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Eastern Kingbird 1
American Crow 1
Fish Crow 1
Purple Martin 50
Tree Swallow 5
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 3
Barn Swallow 5
Carolina Chickadee 2
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
American Robin 20
Gray Catbird 2
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 20
Cedar Waxwing 5
Common Yellowthroat 5
Yellow-breasted Chat 2
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 6
Blue Grosbeak 1 heard
Indigo Bunting 5
Red-winged Blackbird 15
Common Grackle 10
Brown-headed Cowbird 5
Orchard Oriole 2 /p adult male singing
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 1
House Sparrow 5

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