Birding Cape May Point - Saturday, March 6 2010

Karl Lukens et. al. report:

"CMBO Birding Cape May Point Walk. Good ducks, good raptors, good weather. The 2 drake Eurasian Wigeon and the drake Redhead were on Lighthouse Pond (east and west) this morning with many Am. Wigeon, Mallards, Shovelers, and a few Hooded Mergansers and Gadwall. The Black Scoters are close in around the point and giving their mournful call. Raptors were lead by 8 Red-tailed Hawks, a Red-shoulder, and a Sharp-shinned Hawk, with numerous Black and Turkey Vultures. Usual passerine subjects including good looks at Fox Sparrows. -Karl (Chuck, Mary Jane, Kathy, Roger, Steve, David, Tom)"

Location: Cape May Point
Observation date: 3/6/10
Notes: CMBO Trip-K,C&MJ,SW,DL,K&RH,T,+3.Clr,34,W10.
Number of species: 45

Canada Goose 8
Mute Swan 6
Tundra Swan 5
Gadwall 4
Eurasian Wigeon 2 drakes-Lighthouse Pond
American Wigeon 50
American Black Duck 2
Mallard 15
Northern Shoveler 12
Redhead 1 drake-Lighthouse Pond east
Ring-necked Duck 10
Black Scoter 50 close and calling
Long-tailed Duck 1
Hooded Merganser 3
Red-throated Loon 15
Black Vulture 20
Turkey Vulture 15
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 8
American Coot 20
Killdeer 1
Herring Gull 15
Rock Pigeon 10
Mourning Dove 15
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee 12
Tufted Titmouse 2
Carolina Wren 3
American Robin 5
Gray Catbird 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 15
Yellow-rumped Warbler 5
Fox Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 4
White-throated Sparrow 20
Dark-eyed Junco 2
Northern Cardinal 6
Red-winged Blackbird 5
Common Grackle 10
House Finch 6
House Sparrow 10