Longtails in Love - February 13, 2010

From Dave Lord et. al.:

"Compared to our pleasant, 50 degree Martin Luther King Day walk, today's weather for Longtails in Love was no holiday. Breezy, damp conditions were only worsened by the fact the temperature rarely broke the freezing mark. However, our wonderful, intrepid participants and excellent birding cancelled out the spiteful weather. Highlights include the 35+ Common Eiders at the Eighth Street Jetty, Avalon; the Horned Larks, Snow Buntings, and American Oystercatcher on the Avalon side of the Townsend's Inlet Bridge; the 6+ Horned Grebes at Sunset Lake; the 115 Ruddy Ducks at Cape May Harbor; and the 11+ Fox Sparrows, 3 Woodcocks, and the Adult White-Crowned Sparrow that Tom Reed tipped us off to at the Cape May Point State Park. The birds were excellent. The weather...Well gotta have a passion. Chuck and Mary Jane Slugg and Dave Lord were leaders."

Location: Cape May County, NJ, US
Observation date: 2/13/10
Notes: CMBO "Longtails in Love." Chuck and Mary Jane Slugg, Dave Lord were leaders. Cold, Breezy, 29 Degrees.
Number of species: 62
Snow Goose 2
Brant 255
Canada Goose 60
Mute Swan 5
Gadwall 7
American Wigeon 19
American Black Duck 30
Mallard 3
Northern Pintail 4
Redhead 1 Lighthouse Pond
Ring-necked Duck 9
Common Eider 33 8th Street Jetty
Surf Scoter 20
Black Scoter 31
Long-tailed Duck 45
Bufflehead 26
Hooded Merganser 2
Red-breasted Merganser 18
Ruddy Duck 115
Red-throated Loon 4
Common Loon 9
Horned Grebe 6
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 5
Turkey Vulture 9
Northern Harrier 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 Pre Walk Bird
Peregrine Falcon 1
American Coot 12
American Oystercatcher 1 Townsends Inlet Bridge
Sanderling 70
Dunlin 65
American Woodcock 5
Ring-billed Gull 9
Herring Gull 55
Great Black-backed Gull 12
Mourning Dove 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 12
Fish Crow 6
Horned Lark 2 Townsends Inlet Bridge
Carolina Wren 2
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 145
Gray Catbird 1
Northern Mockingbird 5
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling 300
Yellow-rumped Warbler 7
Savannah Sparrow 1
Fox Sparrow 11
Song Sparrow 13
White-throated Sparrow 24
White-crowned Sparrow 1
Snow Bunting 1 Townsends Inlet Bridge
Northern Cardinal 4
Red-winged Blackbird 6
Common Grackle 3
Boat-tailed Grackle 10
House Finch 1
House Sparrow 6