Birding Cape May Point - Saturday, January 30 2010

Karl Lukens reports:

The first snow flakes appeared as we were leaving the parking lot after the walk. It was cold, 20 degrees, but only a light N wind. Lighthouse pond had only a small group of ducks on one edge where there was no ice but a drake Eurasian Wigeon was there. Feeders were doing a good business, House Finches, Goldfinches, doves, White-throated Sparrows and a Fox Sparrow at CMBO Northwood. Lily Lake was free of ice and all the ducks from Lighthouse Pond seemed to be there including 2 drake Eurasian Wigeon (the one from lighthouse must have flown over or there are 3) and the Redhead. On the ocean only a few loons and scoter were seen.
- Karl (Kathy, Roger, Steve, Tom)

Location: Cape May Point
Observation date: 1/30/10
Notes: CMBO Trip-K,K&RH,SW,T,+3.Cldy,20,N5.
Number of species: 44

Canada Goose 8
Mute Swan 6
Gadwall 75
Eurasian Wigeon 2 drakes-lily lake
American Wigeon 75
American Black Duck 1
Mallard 30
Northern Shoveler 4
Green-winged Teal 1
Redhead 1 drake lily
Ring-necked Duck 12
Lesser Scaup 2
Black Scoter 1
Long-tailed Duck 4
Hooded Merganser 6
Red-throated Loon 6
Turkey Vulture 4
American Coot 15
Sanderling 10
Herring Gull 2
Rock Pigeon 2
Mourning Dove 8
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2 heard
Blue Jay 6
American Crow 3
Carolina Chickadee 6
Tufted Titmouse 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1 heard
Carolina Wren 2
American Robin 20
Gray Catbird 2
Northern Mockingbird 2
Brown Thrasher 1 heard
European Starling 50
Yellow-rumped Warbler 10
Song Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 20
Northern Cardinal 10
Red-winged Blackbird 20
Common Grackle 50
House Finch 10
American Goldfinch 4
House Sparrow 10)