Back Bay Birding By Boat on the Osprey - Monday, October 19 2010

Dave Lord reports:

"Loons have finally made it to the Osprey! After weeks of desperate scanning, 2 Common Loons showed themselves to the delight of all. Then a Red-throated Loon popped up right next to them for a crippling comparison. Other interesting waterbird notes include a female Surf Scoter hanging with a group of Ruddy Ducks in Cape May Harbor. The Raptor Show continues with many Northern Harriers, a Red-tailed Hawk and multiple Bald Eagles. A great time out on the water."

Location: Cape May County Back Bay
Observation date: 10/18/10
Notes: CMBO's Back bay Birding By Boat Aboard Osprey
Number of species: 37

Brant 650
Canada Goose 16
American Black Duck 20
Mallard 2
Northern Pintail 1
Surf Scoter 1
Ruddy Duck 9
Red-throated Loon 1
Common Loon 3 One in breeding finery
Double-crested Cormorant 750
Great Blue Heron 5
Great Egret 11
Black-crowned Night-Heron 3
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 4
Turkey Vulture 9
Osprey 6
Bald Eagle 1
Northern Harrier 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Peregrine Falcon 1
Black-bellied Plover 2
American Oystercatcher 45
Greater Yellowlegs 3
Ruddy Turnstone 12
Laughing Gull 9
Ring-billed Gull 4
Herring Gull (American) 36
Great Black-backed Gull 14
Caspian Tern 1
Forster's Tern 6
Royal Tern 2
Belted Kingfisher 7
crow sp. 45
Tree Swallow 35
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 10
Red-winged Blackbird 46
Boat-tailed Grackle 16