Tuesday, March 23, 2010

And Then There Were Eight

[3 of the 8 Great Egrets at Kimble's Beach this morning. The white smudge in the back is a Snowy Egret. Click to enlarge photos.]

Lots of song happening this morning, aptly enough on the Cape May National Wildlife Refuge Songbird Trail on Kimble's Beach Road. Singers included Pine Warbler, Field Sparrow, Eastern Bluebird, and Eastern Towhee - perhaps we'll bring the April 24 Backyard Bird Sounds workshop here.

"The" Great Egret was perched over his pond on Kimble's Beach Road as usual, but when I got to the end of the road 7 more Great Egrets and a single Snowy Egret were waiting. The bay was choppy, but there were good numbers of Red-breasted Mergansers and some Greater Scaup visible. 3 Wood Ducks flushed from the flooded woods along the Songbird Trail.

Mike Crewe reports that the Cattle Egret was on the Stevens Street winery pond this moring.

[Eastern Towhee, one of five on the Songbird Trail and Kimble's Beach Road this morning. ]

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