Sunday, July 18, 2010

A Trio Of Whistlers

Cape May's birders were all homing in on Bunker Pond at Cape May Point State Park this evening after Kathy Horn spotted three Black-bellied Whistling-ducks while checking through the terns resting in front of the Hawkwatch Platform. The ducks fed in the south-east corner for quite a time before flying off east towards the Migratory Bird Refuge.

We're now plunging headlong into that time of year when being at Cape May is the only way to be sure that you don't miss anything - see you in the field!

Black-bellied Whistling-ducks at Bunker Pond this evening - you can bet Vince Elia was checking that the birds had a full set of claws this year (they did)!! [Photo by Mike Crewe]

Another shot of the three Black-bellied Whistling-ducks, this time taken in better light by Karl Lukens at the Migratory Bird Refuge.

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